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" Keeps honour bright : To have done, is to hang Quite out of fashion, like a rusty mail In monumental mockery. "
The Works of Shakespeare in Seven Volumes - Page 70
by William Shakespeare - 1733
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The Lost Suitcase: Reflections on the Literary Life

Nicholas Delbanco - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2000 - 227 pages
...no doubt in part—because their teeth were bad. As a character in Troilus and Cressida reminds us, "Time hath, my lord, a wallet at his back, wherein he puts alms for oblivion." Smile. Recently two of my "masters" have died. I use the word with some particularity; they were my...
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Lectures on Shakespeare

W. H. Auden - Drama - 2002 - 398 pages
...developing the kind of reflective and intellectual style we see in Ulysses' speech to Achilles on Time: Time hath, my lord, a wallet at his back, Wherein he puts alms for oblivion, A great-siz'd monster of ingratitudes. Those scraps are good deeds past, which are devour'd As fast as...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 36

Stanley Wells - Drama - 2002 - 224 pages
...which the sequence of images of over-eating, uncurrent coin and beggary anticipate Ulysses' speech 'Time hath, my lord, a wallet at his back, / Wherein he puts alms for oblivion' (3.3.145-6). Dio remarks that Perseus carried in his wallet the Gorgon's head with which to turn men...
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The Gospel According to Matthew and the Gospel According to Mark

A. T. Robertson - Religion - 2003 - 416 pages
...that they were not so much \f\pcn (spouseless) as ттfjpаi (pouchless). He cites also Shakespeare10 "Time hath, my lord, a wallet at his back, wherein he puts alms for oblivion."" the seventy (Luke 10:7), only with the term meaning "reward," LuабoŻ, instead of "food," тpофг|с....
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Cather Studies, Volume 3

Susan J. Rosowski - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 311 pages
...humanity's fickle memory, noting that the public quickly forgets anyone whom it cannot see: "Titne hath, my lord, a wallet at his back, / Wherein he puts alms for oblivion, / A great-sized monster of ingratitudes" (3.3.146-47, emphasis added). We cannot determine whether or not...
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Metaphor and Musical Thought

Edgardo Rodriguez Julia, Michael Spitzer - Music - 2004 - 380 pages
...considers a well-known metaphor from Troilus and Cressida, by which Shakespeare compares time to a beggar: "time hath, my lord, a wallet at his back wherein he puts alms for oblivion" ( 164). In seeing time as a beggar, we must suspend its normal reference to physical reality in order...
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On Garbage

John Scanlan - Nature - 2005 - 207 pages
...guiding our conduct - as the only means, indeed, of postponing the eventual corrosive decline: •£ 0> Time hath, my Lord, a wallet at his back Wherein he puts alms for oblivion, A great-sized monster of ingratitudes: Those scraps are good deeds past, which are devoured As fast as...
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The Practical Shakespeare: The Plays in Practice and on the Page

Colin Butler - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 205 pages
...refreshed. In Troilus and Cressida, Achilles asks, "What, are my deeds forgot?" and Ulysses slyly explains, Time hath, my lord, a wallet at his back, Wherein he puts alms for oblivion, A great-siz'd monster of ingratitudes. Those scraps are good deeds past, which are devour'd As fast as...
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The Former People

Abraham Rothberg - Hungary - 2005 - 261 pages
...drawn his last breath, Shakespeare could still speak so directly to him, so powerfully and wisely: Time hath, my lord, a wallet at his back, Wherein he puts alms for Oblivion, A great-siz'd monster of ingratitudes. Those scraps are good deeds past, which are devour'd As fast as...
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Exiled Royalties : Melville and the Life We Imagine: Melville and the Life ...

Department of English Washington University Robert Milder Professor, St Louis - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 310 pages
...condition of the modern intellectual. 10 Alms for Oblivion Achilles: What, are my deeds forgot? Ulysses: Time hath, my lord, a wallet at his back, Wherein he puts alms for oblivion, A great-siz'd monster of ingratitudes, Those scraps of good deeds past, which are devour'd As fast as...
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