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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... "
The plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text of the corrected copy ... - Page 299
by William Shakespeare - 1811
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Shakespeare

Laurie Rozakis - Fiction - 1999 - 380 pages
...Not on the Way 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...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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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...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 rough...
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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...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 in turn;...
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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...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 on others...
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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,...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 their rough...
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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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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...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 germane...
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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...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 rough power...
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