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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... "
Yale Studies in English - Page 102
1913
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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
...Like workmen. 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...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
...Like workmen. 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...: the earth's a thief, That feeds and breeds by a composture stolen From general excrement : each thing's a thief ; The laws, your curb and whip, in...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, with the corrections and illustr ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1809
...been detected : " 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...liquid surge resolves " The moon into salt tears. The earth 'sa thief, " That feeds and breeds by a composture siol'n "From gen'ral excrement: each thing's...
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Select Reviews of Literature, and Spirit of Foreign Magazines, Volume 1

Enos Bronson - Literature, Modern - 1809
...hunger." Hence comes the proverb, " Seilde corned se eetere.'' Timon of Athens, act 4. sc. 3. Tim. The sea's a thief, whose liquid surge resolves • The moon into salt tears. Some difficulty has arisen in the course of the notes on this passage, to account ibr the manner in...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, with the corrections and illustr ..., Volume 15

William Shakespeare - 1809
...you with thievery : The sun 'sa thief, and with his great attraction Rohs the vast sea: the moon 's an arrant thief, And her pale fire she snatches from the sun: The sea 'sa thief, whose liquid surge resolves The moon into salt tears:s the earth 'sa thief, Again, in...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With the Corrections and ..., Volume 15

William Shakespeare - 1809
...you with 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 'sa thief, whose liquid surge resolves The moon into salt tears:s the earth 'sa thief. Again, in...
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Select Reviews, Volumes 1-2

1809
...hunger." Hence comes the proverb, " Seilde comrd *e betere.'' t Timón of Athens, act 4. sc. 3. **Tím. The sea's a thief, whose liquid surge resolves The moon into salt tears. Some difficulty has arisen in the course of the notes on this passage, to account fcr the manner in...
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The Ancient British Drama ...

Walter Scott - English drama - 1810
...4. S. 8. 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, •; '<...a thief, whose liquid surge resolves The moon into talt tears ; the earth's a thief. That feeds and breeds, by a corapasturc stolen From general excrement...
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The Ancient British Drama...

English drama - 1810
...sun's a thief, and, with his great attraction, Robs the vast sea : the moon's an arrant thief, Л mi her pale fire she snatches from the sun; The sea's...resolves The moon into salt tears ; the earth's a tliief, That feeds and breeds, by a rompnsture stolen From general excrement : each thing's a thief;...
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