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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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Fruit Quality and Its Biological Basis

Michael Knee - 2002 - 279 pages
...texture, cell wall metabolism and consumer perceptions Robert J. Redgwell and Monica Fischer Anil xo from hour to hour we ripe and ripe and then from hour to hour we rot and ml and thereby hangs a tale W. Shakespeare 3.1 Introduction During the 1980s, a wealth of data accumulated...
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As You Like it: A Guide to the Play

Stephen J. Lynch - 2003 - 178 pages
...eye, Says very wisely, "It is ten o' clock. Thus we may see," quoth he, "how the world wags. 'Tis but an hour ago since it was nine, And after one hour...to hour we rot and rot, And thereby hangs a tale." (2.7.20-28) While Jaques scorns virtually everyone in the play, he admires Touchstone — which seems...
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Shakespeare and the Human Mystery

J. Philip Newell - 2003 - 134 pages
...contemplative looks for life and believes that as we let go we can be part of new conceptions. The fool says, from hour to hour we ripe, and ripe, and then from hour to hour we rot, and rot' (As You II 7 26-7). The contemplative says, 'on this travail look for greater birth' (MuchAdoW 1 211)....
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Shakespeare's Webs: Networks of Meaning in Renaissance Drama

Arthur F. Kinney - 2004 - 168 pages
...eye Says very wisely "It is ten o'clock." "Thus we may see," quoth he, "how the world wags. 'Tis but an hour ago since it was nine, And after one hour...to hour we rot and rot; And thereby hangs a tale." (2.7.20-28) Sicinius uses the simpler, earlier method of measuring the shadow in Coriolanus when he...
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Total Insecurity: The Myth of American Omnipotence

Carol Brightman - 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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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - 2005 - 896 pages
...eye, Says very wisely, 'It is ten o'clock: Thus we may see,' quoth he, 'how the world wags: 'Tis but an hour ago since it was nine, And after one hour...the time, My lungs began to crow like chanticleer, 30 That fools should be so deep-contemplative; And I did laugh, sans intermission, An hour by his dial....
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Shakespeare and His Comedies

John Russell Brown - 2005 - 252 pages
...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 one hour...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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Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot: A Reference Guide

William Hutchings - 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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Shakespeare's Comedy of Love

Alexander Leggatt - 2005 - 288 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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Why Shakespeare: An Introduction to the Playwright's Art

G. M. Pinciss - 2005 - 192 pages
...Rosalind warns Orlando that in matters of romance, "Say a day, without the ever." Touchstone remarks how "from hour to hour, we ripe and ripe,/ And then, from hour to hour, we rot and rot." And Jaques finds life to end in "mere oblivion . . . sans everything." In Twelfth Night, Feste reminds...
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