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" Perseverance, dear my lord, Keeps honour bright: To have done, is to hang Quite out of fashion, like a rusty mail In monumental mockery. "
The Works of Mr. William Shakespear;: In Six Volumes. Adorn'd with Cuts - Page 1832
by William Shakespeare - 1709
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Shakespeare Under Elizabeth

George Bagshawe Harrison - Theater - 1933 - 325 pages
...good deeds past ; which are devour'd As fast as they are made, forgot as soon As done : perseverance, dear my lord, Keeps honour bright : to have done, is to hang Quite out of fashion, like a rusty mail In monumental mockery. Take the instant way ; For honour travels in a strait...
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Publications of the Buffalo Historical Society, Volume 6

Buffalo Historical Society (Buffalo, N.Y.) - Buffalo (N.Y.) - 1903
...good deeds past, which are ,levour'd As fast as they are made, forgot as soon As done. Perseverance, dear my lord, Keeps honour bright; to have done is to hang Quite out of fashion, like a rusty mail In monumental mockery. Take the instant way; For honour travels in a strait...
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The Twentieth Century, Volume 63

1908
...an opportunity for Shakspeare to deliver himself of his healthy and strenuous moral : Perseverance, dear my lord, Keeps honour bright : to have done, is to hang Quite out of fashion, like a rusty nail In monumental mockery. Take the instant way ; For honour travels in a strait...
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Paradise Lost: Introduction

John Broadbent - Literary Criticism - 1972 - 175 pages
...of personification would clog the big public theme. It sometimes clogs in Shakespeare: Perseverance, dear my lord, Keeps honour bright; to have done, is to hang Quite out of fashion, like a rusty mail In monumental mockery. Take the instant way; For honour travels in a strait...
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Troilus and Cressida

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1987 - 252 pages
...deeds past, which are devoured As fast as they are made, forgot as soon 150 As done. Perseverance, dear my lord, Keeps honour bright: to have done is to hang Quite out of fashion, like a rusty mail In monumental mockery. Take the instant way; For honour travels in a strait...
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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...alms for oblivlon, A great-sized monster of ingratitudes. 10503 Troilus and Cressida Perseverance, er conversations over the wine. 1 1766 Walden 'Economy' As if you could fashlon, like a rusty mail In monumental mockery. 10504 Troilus and Cressida One touch of nature makes...
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莎士比亞通論: 喜劇

顏元叔 - Comedy - 2001 - 812 pages
...good deeds past, which are devour'd As fast as they are made, forgot as soon As done. Perseverance, dear my lord, Keeps honour bright: to have done is to hang Quite out of fashion, like a rusty mail In monumental mockery. Take the instant way; For honour travels in a strait...
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Shakespeare: la invención de lo humano

Harold Bloom - Characters and characteristics in literature - 2001 - 734 pages
...deeds past, which are devour'd / As fast as they are made, forgot as soon / As done. Perseverance, dear my lord, / Keeps honour bright: to have done is to hang / Quite out of fashion, like a rusty mail / In monumental mockery. Take the instant way; / For honour travels in a...
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Lectures on Shakespeare

W. H. Auden - Drama - 2002 - 398 pages
...good deeds past, which are devour'd As fast as they are made, forgot as soon As done. Perseverance, dear my lord, Keeps honour bright. To have done is to hang Quite out of fashion, like a rusty mail In monumental mock'ry. Take the instant way; For honour travels in a strait...
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The Former People

Abraham Rothberg - Hungary - 2005 - 261 pages
...good deeds past, which are devour'd As fast as they are made, forgot as soon As done. Perseverance, dear my lord, Keeps honour bright; to have done is to hang Quite out of fashion, like a rusty nail In monumental mockery... Alms for oblivion and monumental mockery indeed!...
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