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" Tis but an hour ago since it was nine, And after one hour more '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. "
Merchant of Venice. As you like it - Page 38
by William Shakespeare - 1785
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Heroes of History: A Brief History of Civilization from Ancient Times to the ...

Will Durant - 2002 - 351 pages
...Melancholy Jacques" reminds us that the only certainty in life is death: And so from hour to hour we ri fie and ripe, And then from hour to hour we rot and rot, And thereby hangs a tale. (2.7) In Hamlet (1601) a brutal crime embitters the highly refined son of the victim to find a graveyard...
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The Time is Out of Joint: Shakespeare as Philosopher of History

Agnes Heller - 2002 - 375 pages
...we may see,' quoth he 'how the world wags. / 'Tis but an hour ago since it was nine, / And after an hour more 'twill be eleven. / And so from hour to...the time / My lungs began to crow like chanticleer, / That fools should be so deep-contemplative, / And I did laugh sans intermission / An hour by his...
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Modernization and the Crisis of Memory: John Donne to Don DeLillo

Philipp Wolf - 2002 - 211 pages
...61. 23 Jonathan Swift, The Annatated Gutter's Traoels, ed. Isaac Asimov, NewYork, 1980, 24. Tis but an hour ago since it was nine, And after one hour...ripe, And then from hour to hour, we rot, and rot Shakespeare is perhaps recalling Chaucer when he has Jaques respond like a cock: "My lungs began to...
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As You Like it

William Shakespeare - 2002 - 129 pages
...o'clock. Thus we may see,' quoth he, 'how the world wags: 'Tis but an hour ago since it was nine, 25 And after one hour more 'twill be eleven; And so,...ripe, And then, from hour to hour, we rot and rot, 29 moral: moralize. 30 Chanticleer: A traditional name for a cock, found in Chaucer's 'Nun's Priest's...
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Poetry as Survival

Gregory Orr - 2002 - 235 pages
...the cynical Jacques remarks in the middle of the cheerful love story of Shakespeare's As You Like It: "And so from hour to hour we ripe and ripe, / And...to hour we rot and rot, / And thereby hangs a tale" (2.7). 2. It's worth noting that Whitman is writing this poem at the close of the American Civil War....
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Come Clean

Kevin J. Porter - 2002 - 312 pages
...hung pitifully as vengeful trophies. Around Marigold's neck a large blood-stained card proclaimed: From hour to hour, we ripe and ripe, And then, from...hour to hour, we rot and rot; And thereby hangs a tail and his hag. "What?" Abby whispered, terrified. "Don't come in," I ordered. I walked over to the...
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Heroes of History: A Brief History of Civilization from Ancient Times to the ...

Will Durant - 2002 - 351 pages
...Like It (1600), "Monsieur Melancholy Jacques" reminds us that the only certainty in life is death: And so from hour to hour we ripe and ripe, And then from hour to hour we rot and rot, And thereby bangs a tale. (2.7) In Hamlet (1601) a brutal crime embitters the highly refined son of the victim...
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Fruit Quality and Its Biological Basis

Michael Knee - 2002 - 279 pages
...Fruit texture, cell wall metabolism and consumer perceptions Robert J. Redgwell and Monica Fischer And so from hour to hour we ripe and ripe and then from hour to hour we rot and rot and therebv hangs a tale 3.1 Introduction W. Shakespeare During the 1980s, a wealth of data accumulated...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 8

Allardyce Nicoll - 1955 - 192 pages
...count them, this undeniable truth may seem a trifle futile. Touchstone, to do him justice, goes on: "And so, from hour to hour, we ripe and ripe, And then, from hour to hour, we rot and rot." He dares to speak in Arcadia, where one can never grow old, of Time's inevitable processes of maturity...
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Rhetoric and Kairos: Essays in History, Theory, and Praxis

Phillip Sipiora, James S. Baumlin - 2002 - 258 pages
...Lear that "Ripeness is all" (5.2.11), or with Touchstone's bittersweet remark in As You Like It that "from hour to hour we ripe and ripe, / And then from hour to hour we rot and rot" (2.7.26-27)—either of which speaks of ordinary if relentless cbronos-t1me. Even Gertrude's platitude...
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