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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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Reverse Tradition: Postmodern Fictions and the Nineteenth Century Novel

Robert Kiely - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 302 pages
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Melville and the Politics of Identity: From King Lear to Moby-Dick

Julian Markels - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 164 pages
...thief, and with his great attraction Robs the vast sea: the moon's an arrant thief, And her pale fire snatches from the sun: The sea's a thief, whose liquid...and whip, in their rough power Have uncheck'd theft. (IV.iii.439-47) In all these passages personal and social corruption reflect each other and are parr...
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Gender on the Divide: The Dandy in Modernist Literature

Jessica Rosalind Feldman - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 293 pages
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Playtexts: Ludics in Contemporary Literature

Warren F. Motte - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 233 pages
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Playtexts: Ludics in Contemporary Literature

Warren F. Motte - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 233 pages
...translation. It occurs in Tittum of Athent IV iii: The sun's a thief, and with his great attraction Robs 1he vast sea; the moon's an arrant thief, And her pale...earth's a thief, That feeds and breeds by a composture stol'n From gen'ral excrement. Each thing's a thief.10 The crooked, quirky, unbalanced coincidence...
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William Shakespeare: The Critical Heritage, Volume 5

Brian Vickers - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 568 pages
...Thus 'twixt one Plutarch there's more difference, Than i'th' same Englishman return'd from France. And her pale fire she snatches from the Sun. The Sea's...Earth's a thief, That feeds and breeds by a composture stol'n From gen'ral excrements: each thing's a thief. [Timon of Athens, 4.3.439ff.] 'This, says Dr....
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Disappearing Cryptography: Being and Nothingness on the Net

Peter Wayner - Computers - 1996 - 295 pages
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Shakespeare: A Life in Drama

Stanley Wells - Biography & Autobiography - 1997 - 416 pages
...which all nature is seen as a prey upon itself: 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. (4.3.438-44) King Lear's reconciliation with Cordelia...
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Vladimir Nabokov: The Critical Heritage

Norman Page - Reference - 1997 - 252 pages
...Athens,' and so it is; in Act IV, Scene 3: '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 reference to Kinbote's academic rape of Shade's poem is, as we say, unmistakable. (The exegetical itch...
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Yale Studies in English, Volumes 46-47

1913
...1. p. 341.) I'll example you with thievery : The sun's a thief, and with his great attraction Bobs the vast sea : the moon's an arrant thief, And her...; the earth's a thief, That feeds and breeds by a oomposture stolen From general excrement ; each thing's a thief : The laws, your curb and whip, in...
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