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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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The Selfish Altruist: Relief Work in Famine and War

Tony Vaux, Anthony Vaux - 2013 - 241 pages
...to get out of his tent and take action, Ulysses used the argument that the past is soon forgotten: Time hath, my lord, a wallet at his back, Wherein he puts alms for oblivion, A great-sized monster of ingratitudes. These scraps are good deeds past, which are devour'd As fast...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 36

Stanley Wells - 2002 - 224 pages
...which the sequence of images of over-eating, uncurrent coin and beggary anticipate Ulysses' speech 'Time hath, my lord, a wallet at his back, / Wherein he puts alms for oblivion' (3.3.145-6). Dio remarks that Perseus carried in his wallet the Gorgon's head with which to turn men...
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Lectures on Shakespeare

W. H. Auden - 2002 - 398 pages
...developing the kind of reflective and intellectual style we see in Ulysses' speech to Achilles on Time: 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 fast...
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The Gospel According to Matthew and the Gospel According to Mark

A. T. Robertson - 2003 - 416 pages
...that they were not so much \f\pcn (spouseless) as fjpi (pouchless). He cites also Shakespeare10 "Time hath, my lord, a wallet at his back, wherein he puts alms for oblivion."" the seventy (Luke 10:7), only with the term meaning "reward," Luoû, instead of "food," p|....
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Cather Studies, Volume 3

Susan J. Rosowski - 1996 - 311 pages
...humanity's fickle memory, noting that the public quickly forgets anyone whom it cannot see: "Titne hath, my lord, a wallet at his back, / Wherein he puts alms for oblivion, / A great-sized monster of ingratitudes" (3.3.146-47, emphasis added). We cannot determine whether...
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Metaphor and Musical Thought

Edgardo Rodriguez Julia, Michael Spitzer - 2004 - 380 pages
...considers a well-known metaphor from Troilus and Cressida, by which Shakespeare compares time to a beggar: "time hath, my lord, a wallet at his back wherein he puts alms for oblivion" ( 164). In seeing time as a beggar, we must suspend its normal reference to physical reality in order...
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On Garbage

John Scanlan - 2005 - 207 pages
...guiding our conduct - as the only means, indeed, of postponing the eventual corrosive decline: £ 0> 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 Practical Shakespeare: The Plays in Practice and on the Page

Colin Butler - 2005 - 205 pages
...refreshed. In Troilus and Cressida, Achilles asks, "What, are my deeds forgot?" and Ulysses slyly explains, 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 fast...
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The Former People

Abraham Rothberg - 2005 - 261 pages
...drawn his last breath, Shakespeare could still speak so directly to him, so powerfully and wisely: 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 fast...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - 2006 - 1067 pages
...(1602) 248 To be wise and love Exceeds man's might. Troilus and Cressida act 3, sc. 2, 1. 152 (1602) 249 to Parliament of his being guilty of corruption Troilus and Cressida act 3, sc. 3, 1. 147 (1602) 250 One touch of nature makes the whole world kin....
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