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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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Society, Politics and Culture: Studies in Early Modern England

Mervyn James, Mervyn Evans James - 1988 - 485 pages
...it. In an honour society, violence, or the ever-present possibility of violence, was a way of life. Take the instant way; For honour travels in a strait...hedge aside from the direct forthright, Like to an ent'red tide, they all rush by, And leave you hindmost . . . 20 The competitiveness did not invariably...
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Troilus and Cressida

William Shakespeare - 1987 - 252 pages
...ingratitudes: Those scraps are good deeds past, which are devoured As fast as they are made, forgot as soon 150 As done. Perseverance, dear my lord, Keeps honour...hedge aside from the direct forthright, Like to an entered tide, they all rush by, 160 And leave you hindmost; Or, like a gallant horse fallen in first...
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The Moral Universe of Shakespeare's Problem Plays

Vivian Thomas - 1987 - 236 pages
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The Quotable Shakespeare: A Topical Dictionary

William Shakespeare - 1988 - 544 pages
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Spencer to Crabbe

Oxford library of English poetry - 1990
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Shakespeare and the Uses of Antiquity: An Introductory Essay

Charles Martindale, Michelle Martindale - 1990 - 228 pages
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Shakespeare and the Uses of Antiquity: An Introductory Essay

Charles Martindale - 1994 - 228 pages
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Renaissance and Renewal in the Twelfth Century

Robert L. Benson, Giles Constable, Carol Dana Lanham, Charles Homer Haskins - 1991 - 781 pages
...roles and ratios is suddenly succeeded by a new lineal world, as in Troilus and Cressida (III, iii) : Take the instant way; For honour travels in a strait...hedge aside from the direct forthright, Like to an ent'red tide, they all rush by, And leave you hindmost; The idea of homogeneous segmentation of persons...
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Odysseus/Ulysses

Harold Bloom - 1991 - 312 pages
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