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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. "
The Works of Shakespear in Eight Volumes: The Genuine Text (collated with ... - Page 324
by William Shakespeare - 1747
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Shakespeare and the Human Mystery

J. Philip Newell - Literary Criticism - 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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The Lure of Perfection: Fashion and Ballet, 1780-1830

Judith Chazin-Bennahum - Design - 2005 - 280 pages
...world wags. '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...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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The Woman who Lost Her Skin (and Other Dermatological Tales)

Robert A. Norman - Health & Fitness - 2004 - 107 pages
...me was in. In fact, we all live in that border world, as Shakespeare wrote in As You Like It: And so from hour to hour we ripe, and ripe, And then from...to hour we rot and rot. And thereby hangs a tale. The mystery of the primary care patient was intriguing, although exhausting. Was the abdominal pain...
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Total Insecurity: The Myth of American Omnipotence

Carol Brightman - History - 2004 - 268 pages
...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 then from...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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Mutability and Division on Shakespeare's Stage

Yu Jin Ko - Drama - 2004 - 223 pages
...met a fool in the forest, Jaques goes on, for instance, to repeat what he heard Touchstone lamenting: "From hour to hour, we ripe and ripe, / And then, from hour to hour, we rot and rot" (2.7.26-27). Of course, the bawdy play on the pronunciation of "hour" does add a comic twist, but the...
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Shakespeare's Comedy of Love

Alexander Leggatt - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 272 pages
...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, from...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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Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot: A Reference Guide

William Hutchings - Drama - 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 from...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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Why Shakespeare: An Introduction to the Playwright's Art

G. M. Pinciss - Literary Criticism - 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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Shakespeare and His Comedies

John Russell Brown - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 252 pages
...regularly : '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. . . . (II. vii. 24-7) Determined to treat a spade only as a spade, Touchstone will not be carried away...
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Fall of the Leaf

P. C. Feller - Class reunions - 2005 - 309 pages
...do with time. In a teasing manner, as Eddie recalls the mood of the moment, the jester said: '. . . from hour to hour we ripe and ripe, and then from hour to hour we rot and rot . . .' Time had passed Mr Holmes Snr by. Time has passed Eddie by. Time, Eddie says to himself, ...
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