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" twill be eleven; And so, from hour to hour, we ripe and ripe, And then, from hour to hour, we rot and rot, And thereby hangs a tale. "
The British Theatre; Or, A Collection of Plays: Which are Acted at the ... - Page 37
by Mrs. Inchbald - 1808
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Total Insecurity: The Myth of American Omnipotence

Carol Brightman - History - 2004 - 268 pages
...money, and manifests itself among the better-off as a terror of ageing and disease. As in Shakespeare: "And so, from hour to hour we ripe and ripe, / And...hour we rot and rot, / And thereby hangs a tale." And beneath the fear of loss, a variation on the fear of change, lies a wound about which the therapeutic...
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Why Shakespeare: An Introduction to the Playwright's Art

G. M. Pinciss - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 192 pages
...it with lack-luster eye, Says very wisely, 'It is ten o'clock. Thus may we see,' quoth he, 'how this world wags. 'Tis but an hour ago since it was nine,...to hour, we rot and rot; And thereby hangs a tale.' (Il.vii) But Touchstone's mock-philosophical account is made laughable by its homonyms and language...
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Shakespeare and His Comedies

John Russell Brown - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 252 pages
...business of a lawyer do not affect, for him, the pace of Time ;» for him, Time travels regularly : 'Tis but an hour ago since it was nine, And after...ripe, And then, from hour to hour, we rot and rot. . . . (II. vii. 24-7) Determined to treat a spade only as a spade, Touchstone will not be carried away...
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Shakespeare's Comedy of Love

Alexander Leggatt - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 272 pages
...through the play two main ways of seeing time. One is the Jaques-Touchstone view of inevitable decay: And so, from hour to hour, we ripe and ripe, And then,...to hour, we rot and rot; And thereby hangs a tale. (n. vn. 26-8) Jaques's set piece on the seven ages of man is essentially an elaboration of this view....
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Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot: A Reference Guide

William Hutchings - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 167 pages
...Shakespeare's As You Like It, when he recalls the words of a wise fool he met, who had made him laugh: And so from hour to hour we ripe and ripe, And then...to hour we rot and rot; And thereby hangs a tale. (2.7.26-28) In its wisdom and its foolery, its melancholy and its laughter, just such a tale is Waiting...
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Medicine in Quotations: Views of Health and Disease Through the Ages

Edward J. Huth, T. J. Murray - Medical - 2006 - 581 pages
...whose brains were enfeebled before their stomach and legs. Essays. Of Age William Shakespeare; 1 598 59 And so, from hour to hour, we ripe and ripe, And then,...to hour, we rot and rot; And thereby hangs a tale. As You Like It, Act II, Scene vii Thomas Browne; 1643 60 Age doth not rectify, but incurvate our natures,...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - Reference - 2006 - 1067 pages
...Come hither, come hither, come hither. Here shall he see No enemy, But winter and rough weather. 86 19; Clemenceau 5; George Bernard Shaw 48 Dorothy Frances Gurney English poet, 1858-1932 1 The kiss As You Like It act 2, sc. 7, 1. 26 (1599) 87 True is it that we have seen better days. As You Like...
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Literatur und Lebenskunst: Festschrift für Gerd Rohmann

Eva Oppermann - Authorship - 2006 - 298 pages
...landläufigen Existenz des Menschen wird antizipiert und ist mit seinem Zeiterlebnis gleichzusetzen: And so from hour to hour, we ripe and ripe, And then...to hour, we rot and rot. And thereby hangs a tale. (II, 7, 25-28) ,Hour' und , whore' waren Homophone im 16. Jahrhundert ebenso wie , tale' and ,tail'...
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