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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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Patterns in Shakespearian Tragedy

Irving Ribner - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 224 pages
...thievery may accord: 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...and whip, in their rough power Have uncheck'd theft. (IV.iii.43 8-47) The visit of the Poet and the Painter emphasizes Timon's rejection of the former values...
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Loving Dr. Johnson

Helen Deutsch - History - 2005 - 322 pages
...Timon of Athens: 111 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...whose liquid surge resolves The moon into salt tears. (4.3.435—40) This motif of resemblance as both theft and transformation (staged by Nabokov/Shade's...
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The Story of the Night: Studies in Shakespeare's Major Tragedies

John Holloway - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 187 pages
...attraction Robs the vast sea ; the moon's an arrant thief, And lier pate fife sh« SMtdlK fPflffl tllO M\ The sea's a thief, whose liquid surge resolves The...earth's a thief, That feeds and breeds by a composture stol'n From general excrement — each thing's a thief. (IV. iii. 434) It is also clear that the play...
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Idioms of Self-interest: Credit, Identity, and Property in English ...

Jill Phillips Ingram - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 182 pages
...does so, he explains the thievery in nature: 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 power...
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