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" 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 devour'd As fast as they are made, forgot as soon As done... "
The Atlantic Monthly - Page 307
1894
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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 pages
...10501 Troilus and Cressida To be wise, and love. Exceeds man's might. 10502 Tmilus and Cressida Tune mas 1663-1704 oblivlon, A great-sized monster of ingratitudes. 10503 Troilus and Cressida Perseverance, dear my lord,...
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Romantic Aversions: Aftermaths of Classicism in Wordsworth and Coleridge

J. Douglas Kneale - 1999 - 227 pages
...Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida: the boy has "a huge wallet o'er [his] shoulders slung"; Ulysses says," lime hath, my lord, a wallet at his back, / Wherein he puts alms for oblivion" (3.3.145). Lister further observes that these occurrences of the word "wallet" are the only ones in...
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The Troll Garden: Short Stories

Willa Cather - 2000 - 176 pages
...back/ This is an altered version of Ulysses' speech in Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida 3.3.145-46: "Time hath, my lord, a wallet at his back, / Wherein he puts alms for oblivion." 17.8 Rolla/ The title character of a poem by Alfred de Musset (1810-57). Rolla lives a life of debauchery,...
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Shakespeare on Love and Friendship

Allan Bloom - 2000 - 159 pages
...speaks the best poetry in the play in the service of persuading Achilles of this terrible conclusion: Time hath, my lord, a wallet at his back Wherein he puts alms for oblivion, g8 Troilus and Cressida A great-siz'd monster of ingratitudes. Those scraps are good deeds past, which...
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Metaphor and Moral Experience

A. E. Denham (Alison E.), Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy A E Denham - 2000 - 366 pages
...reconstructing it in simile form. Consider the transformation effected in these lines from Troihis and Cressida: Time hath, my lord, a wallet at his back Wherein he puts alms for oblivion. When they are rewritten as, Time is, my lord, like someone with a wallet at his back Wherein he puts...
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Language and Gender

Angela Goddard, Lindsey Meân Patterson, Lindsey Mean - 2000 - 122 pages
...traditionally associated with 'Father Time', who is often pictured as stern, authoritarian and inhumane: 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...
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The Routledge Dictionary of Religious & Spiritual Quotations

Geoffrey Parrinder - 2000 - 218 pages
...one's relatives, blameless actions: that is a supreme blessing. Sutta Nipata, II, 4 (3rd century neE) 7 Time hath, my Lord, a wallet at his back, Wherein he puts alms for oblivion. William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida, III, iii, 145-6 (? 1602) 8 1 give no alms. For that I am...
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The Lost Suitcase: Reflections on the Literary Life

Nicholas Delbanco - 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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The Tragedie of Coriolanus

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 500 pages
...Sh.) says: 'A variation of the fable is found in Tro. &• Cress., IlI, iii, 145, where Ulysses says, "Time hath, my lord, a wallet at his back, wherein he puts alms for oblivion."' But this is again a note on Johnson and not on this passage in Coriolanus. — ED.] one that loues...
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Shakespeare: la invención de lo humano

Harold Bloom - 2001 - 734 pages
...Reyes), tal vez la advertencia de Ulises es otra descortés bofetada a Jonson, cuyo deseo de emin. Uliss. 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...
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