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" I'll example you with thievery: The sun's a thief, and with his great attraction Robs the vast sea: the moon's an arrant thief, And her pale fire she snatches from the sun: The sea's a thief, whose liquid surge resolves The moon into salt tears: the earth's... "
Dick Turpin - Page 109
by Henry Downes Miles - 1840 - 323 pages
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare: With Glossarial Notes, a Sketch of ...

William Shakespeare - 1832 - 908 pages
...(he earth's u thief, That feeds and breeds by a coniposture t stolen From general ечсгепк'Ш : hey lack discre ion, Hi;uU power [aw^y ; Have uucbeck'd theft. Love not yourselves : Rob one another. There's more gold...
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Timon of Athens, Shakespeare's Pessimistic Tragedy

Rolf Soellner, Gary Jay Williams - Pessimism in literature. - 1979 - 245 pages
...his great attraction Robs the vast sea; the moon's an arrant thief. And her pale fire she snatches from the sun; The sea's a thief, whose liquid surge...tears; the earth's a thief. That feeds and breeds by a com posture stol'n From gen'ral excrement; each thing's a thief. (4,3.438-45) For Shakespeare's audience,...
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Hamlet and Other Shakespearean Essays

L. C. Knights, Lionel Charles Knights - Literary Criticism - 1979 - 308 pages
...thief, And her pale fire she snatches from the sun; The sea's a thief, whose liquid surge resolves "3 The moon into salt tears ; the earth's a thief, That feeds and breeds by a composture stol'n From gen'ral excrement; each thing's a thief . . . (IV.iii. 438-45) Shakespeare, who expected...
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Vladimir Nabokov: The American Years

Brian Boyd - Biography & Autobiography - 1991 - 783 pages
...his great attraction Robs the vast sea; the moon's an arrant thief, And her pale fire she snatches from the sun; The sea's a thief, whose liquid surge resolves The moon into salt tears. Those who make the effort* are rewarded not only with the source of Shade's title, but with a hilariously...
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The Rodale Book of Composting: Easy Methods for Every Gardener

Deborah L. Martin, Grace Gershuny - Gardening - 1992 - 278 pages
...advises, "Do not spread the compost on the weeds, to make them ranker." In Timon of Athens, Timon rages, "The earth's a thief, that feeds and breeds by a composture stolen from general excrement." Sir Francis Bacon tells in his "Natural History" that plants degenerate by "removing into worse earth,...
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Melville and the Politics of Identity: From King Lear to Moby-Dick

Julian Markels - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 164 pages
...with his great attraction Robs the vast sea: the moon's an arrant thief, And her pale fire snatches from the sun: The sea's a thief, whose liquid surge...thief; The laws, your curb and whip, in their rough power Have uncheck'd theft. (IV.iii.439-47) In all these passages personal and social corruption reflect...
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William Shakespeare: The Critical Heritage, Volume 5

Brian Vickers - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 568 pages
...(xxi, 18) [On Timon of Athens, 4.3.439] Mr. Johnson gives us a long note upon the following passage. The sea's a thief, whose liquid surge resolves The moon into salt tears. 1 The OED defines feeze v.1 as 1. trans. To drive; to drive offer away. 2. To frighten. 3a. vaguely...
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Yale Studies in English, Volumes 46-47

1913
...his great attraction Bobs the vast sea : the moon's an arrant thief, And her pale fire she snatches from the sun : The sea's a thief, whose liquid surge...; the earth's a thief, That feeds and breeds by a oomposture stolen From general excrement ; each thing's a thief : The laws, your curb and whip, in...
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Reading Readings: Essays on Shakespeare Editing in the Eighteenth Century

Joanna Gondris - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 379 pages
...intertextual reference, derived in part from variora annotation, to comment on lines spoken by Timon: "The sea's a thief, whose liquid surge resolves / The moon into salt tears" (4.3.439-40). Chedworth remarks: That Shakespeare knew the moon is the cause of tides appears likewise...
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Shakespeare

Laurie Rozakis - Fiction - 1999 - 380 pages
...his great attraction Robs the vast sea; the moon's an arrant thief, And her pale fire she snatches from the sun; The sea's a thief, whose liquid surge...stolen From general excrement: each thing's a thief. — Timon of Athens 264 Several Athenian senators visit Timon and apologize for the shameful way they...
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