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" 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 a thief, That feeds and breeds... "
Lieder - Page 114
by Anacreon - 1816
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Comments on the Plays of Beaumont and Fletcher, with an Appendix ..., Volume 2

John Monck Mason - 1798 - 67 pages
...passage as erroneous, than to acknowledge on such slight authority that a drug signifies a drudge. TIMON The sea's a thief, whose liquid surge resolves The moon into salt tears, Savary, in his 57th letter from Egypt, informs us, on the authority of Pausanias, that the ancient...
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Comments on the Plays of Beaumont and Fletcher: With an Appendix, Containing ...

John Monck Mason - English drama - 1798 - 467 pages
...passage as erroneous, than to acknowledge on such slight authority that a drug signifies a drudge. TIMON The sea's a thief, whose liquid surge resolves The moon into salt tears, Savary, in his 57th letter from Egypt, informs us, on the authority of Pausanias, that the ancient...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 8

William Shakespeare - 1803
...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...liquid surge resolves The moon into salt tears : the earth's a thief, That feeds and breeds by a composture7 stolen From general excrement : each thing's...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare, Volume 6

William Shakespeare - 1804
...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:...liquid surge resolves The moon into salt tears: the earth's a thief, That feeds and breeds by a composture stolen From general excrement: each thing's...
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Odes of Anacreon, Volume 1

Anacreon - Greek poetry - 1804
...thievery. The sun 'sa 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 And when the rosy sun appears, He drinks the ocean's misty tears. The moon too quaffs her paly stream...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text of the ..., Volume 8

William Shakespeare - 1805
...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:...liquid surge resolves The moon into salt tears: the earth's a thief, That feeds and breeds by a composture 5 stolen From general excrement: each thing's...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare : Accurately Printed from the ..., Volume 8

William Shakespeare - 1805
...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...liquid surge resolves The moon into salt tears : the earth's a thief, That feeds and breeds by a composture5 stolen From general excrement: each thing's...
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Notes Upon Some of the Obscure Passages in Shakespeare's Plays: With Remarks ...

John Howe Baron Chedworth - 1805 - 375 pages
...passage is to be understood. I think Theobald's emendation not improbable. P. 454.— 113.— 624. Tim. The sea's a thief, whose liquid surge resolves The moon into salt tears. That Shakespeare knew that the moon is the cause of the tides appears likewise from the First Part...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With Notes of Various Commentators, Issue 10

William Shakespeare - 1806
...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...thief, whose liquid surge resolves The moon into salt tears45: the earth's a thief, That feeds and breeds by a composture stolen From general excrement :...
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The Plays of Shakspeare: Printed from the Text of Samuel Johnson ..., Volume 11

William Shakespeare - 1807
...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...liquid surge resolves The moon into salt tears : the earth's a thief, That feeds and breeds by a composture stolen From general excrement : each thing's...
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