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" 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 so narrow... "
The Plays of William Shakespeare - Page 65
by William Shakespeare - 1804
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The Works of Shakespere, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1843
...oblivion, A great-sized monster of ingratitudes : Those scraps are good deeds past ; which are devoured As fast as they are made, forgot as soon As done....hedge aside from the direct forthright, Like to an entered tide, they all rush by, And leave you hindmost ; Or, like a gallant horse fallen in first...
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The works of Shakspere, revised from the best authorities: with a ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1843
...oblivion, A great-sized monster of ingratitudes : Those scraps are good deeds past ; which are devoured As fast as they are made, forgot as soon As done....hedge aside from the direct forthright, Like to an entered tide, they all rush by, And leave you hindmost ; Or, like a gallant horse fallen in first...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature, Volume 1

Robert Chambers - 1844
...Oblivion, A great-siz'd monster of ingratitudes : Those scraps are good deeds past, which are devoured thou art gone, and never must return ! Thee, shepherd, thee the woods and desert caves fall'n in first rank, Lie there for pavement to the abject rear, O'er-run and trampled on : then what...
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Contributions to the Edinburgh Review, Volume 2

Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey - 1844
...rusty mail In monumental mockery. Take the instant way ; For Honour travels in a strait so narrow, That one but goes abreast ; keep then the path, For Emulation...hedge aside from the direct forth-right, Like to an entered tide they all rush by, And leave you hindmost; Or, like a gallant horse fal1'n in first...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 88

1866
...is to hang Quite out of fashion, like a rusty mail, In monumental mockery . . . For emulation hath n thousand sons, That one by one pursue ; if you give...hedge aside from the direct forthright, Like to an entered tide, they all rush by And leave you hindmost." To complete the image of exuberant life, we...
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Table Talk: Opinions on Books, Men, and Things

William Hazlitt - 1845
...at the height, we are forgotten. Shakespear gave different advice, and himself acted upon it. " Perseverance, dear my lord, Keeps honour bright. To...leave you hindmost : Or like a gallant horse, fall'n in first rank, Lie there for pavement to the abject rear, O'er-run and trampled. Then what they...
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Chambers's Miscellany of Useful and Entertaining Tracts

William Chambers, Robert Chambers - 1846
...oblivion, A great-sized monster of ingratitude's : Those scraps are good deeds past, which are devoured As fast as they are made, forgot as soon As done....hedge aside from the direct forthright, Like to an entered tide, they all rush by, And leave you hindmost. Or, like a gallant horse, fallen in first rank,...
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Lectures on Christian Character

Joshua Bates - 1846 - 468 pages
...always and necessarily connected with the failure of another ; or as Shakspeare expresses it : Honor travels in a strait so narrow ; Where one but goes...: If you give way, Or hedge aside from the direct forth right, Like to an entered tide, they all rush by, And leave you hindmost ; Or like a gallant...
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Contributions to the Edinburgh Review by Francis Jeffrey, Volume 2

Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey - 1846
...rusty mail In monumental mockery. Take the instant way ; For Honour travels in a strait so narrow, That one but goes abreast ; keep then the path, For Emulation...hedge aside from the direct forth-right, Like to an entered tide they all rush by, And leave you hindmost; Or, like a gallant horse fall'n in first rank....
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Contributions to the Edinburgh Review

Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey - 1846 - 762 pages
...rusty mail In monumental mockery. Take the instant way ; For Honour travels in a strait so narrow, That one but goes abreast ; keep then the path. For Emulation...hedge aside from the direct forth-right, Like to an entered tide they all rush by, And leave you hindmost ; Or, like a gallant horse fall' n in first rank,...
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