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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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Nabokov's Pale Fire: The Magic of Artistic Discovery

Brian Boyd - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 320 pages
..."I'll example you with thievery," Timon says: The sun's a thief, and with his great attraction Robs the vast sea; the moon's an arrant thief, And her...whose liquid surge resolves The moon into salt tears. . . . But Nabokov steals from his speech to express not Timon's contempt for universal thievery but...
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The Gift in Sixteenth-century France

Henry Charles Lea Professor of History Emeritus Natalie Zemon Davis, Natalie Zemon Davis - History - 2000 - 185 pages
...declares to bandits, "Each thing's a thief": The sun's a thief, and with his great attraction Robs the vast sea; the moon's an arrant thief, And her...tears; the earth's a thief, That feeds and breeds by a composture stol'n From gen'ral excrement — each thing's a thief. The laws, your curb and whip, in...
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Shakespearian Production: With Especial Reference to the Tragedies

George Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 323 pages
...up the great cosmos, sun, moon, sea and earth: The sun's a thief, and with his great attraction Robs the vast sea. The moon's an arrant thief, And her...tears. The earth's a thief, That feeds and breeds by a composture stol'n From general excrement: each thing's a thief . . . He points to moon, sea, and earth...
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Lectures on Shakespeare

W. H. Auden - Drama - 2002 - 398 pages
...remain thieves: 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...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) We have to encroach...
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Disappearing Cryptography: Information Hiding : Steganography & Watermarking

Peter Wayner - Computers - 2002 - 413 pages
...10,000 bananas." The potentials are amazing. The sun's a thief, and with his great attraction Robs the vast sea: the moon's an arrant thief, And her...whose liquid surge resolves The moon into salt tears. . . —William Shakespeare in Timons of Athens • The Disguise. Grammar-based mimicry can be quite...
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Il dono. Vita familiare e relazioni pubbliche nella Francia del cinquecento

Natalie Zemon Davis - Family & Relationships - 2002 - 228 pages
...a thief, and with his great attraction Robs the vast sea; the moon's an arrant thief, And her pate fire she snatches from the sun; The sea's a thief,...tears; the earth's a thief, That feeds and breeds by a composture stol'n From gcn'ral excrement — each thing's a thief. The laws, your curb and whip, in...
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Ceres Storm

David Herter - Fiction - 2001 - 256 pages
...great attraction robs the vast sea,' " she began, with admirable assurance. " 'The moon's an errant thief, and her pale fire she snatches from the sun....whose liquid surge resolves the moon into salt tears Daric remembered the white light in Myiepa, how it rushed through the trees when he spoke Grandpapa's...
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A Theology Of Reading: The Hermeneutics Of Love

Alan Jacobs - Religion - 2009 - 448 pages
...English: "The moon is a thief:/he steals his silvery light from the sun" (80). Shakespeare has it thus: "The moon's an arrant thief, / And her pale fire she snatches from the sun." So Timon says in his discourse on the ubiquity of thievery (TVjii.42Q~445). This is of course a perfect...
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Shakespeare and Domestic Loss: Forms of Deprivation, Mourning, and Recuperation

Heather Dubrow - Drama - 2004 - 260 pages
...metamorphose into endless cycles of criminality: The sun's a thief, and with his great attraction Robs the vast sea; the moon's an arrant thief, And her...tears; the earth's a thief, That feeds and breeds by a composture stol'n From gen'ral excrement. (IV.iii.436-442) This type of uncontrolled breeding is especially...
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Studying Shakespeare: A Guide to the Plays

Laurie Maguire - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 260 pages
...motivated by gain. As Timon, at his nadir, points out, greed is the universe's operating principle: The sea's a thief, whose liquid surge resolves The...tears; the earth's a thief, That feeds and breeds by a composture stol'n From gen'ral excrement; each thing's a thief. The laws, your curb and whip, in their...
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