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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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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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Literatur und Lebenskunst: Festschrift für Gerd Rohmann

Eva Oppermann - Authorship - 2006 - 298 pages
...landläufigen Existenz des Menschen wird antizipiert und ist mit seinem Zeiterlebnis gleichzusetzen: And so from hour to hour, we ripe and ripe, And then from...to hour, we rot and rot. And thereby hangs a tale. (II, 7, 25-28) ,Hour' und , whore' waren Homophone im 16. Jahrhundert ebenso wie , tale' and ,tail'...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro - Reference - 2006 - 1067 pages
...hither, come hither, come hither. Here shall he see No enemy, But winter and rough weather. 86 And so menceau 5; George Bernard Shaw 48 Dorothy Frances Gurney English poet, 1858-1932 1 The kiss As You Like It act 2, sc. 7, 1. 26 (1599) 87 True is it that we have seen better days. As You Like...
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Medicine in Quotations: Views of Health and Disease Through the Ages

Edward J. Huth, T. J. Murray - Medical - 2006 - 581 pages
...were enfeebled before their stomach and legs. Essays. Of Age William Shakespeare; 1 598 59 And so, from hour to hour, we ripe and ripe, And then, from...to hour, we rot and rot; And thereby hangs a tale. As You Like It, Act II, Scene vii Thomas Browne; 1643 60 Age doth not rectify, but incurvate our natures,...
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German Shakespeare Studies at the Turn of the Twenty-first Century

Christa Jansohn - Drama - 2006 - 318 pages
...he first encountered Touchstone in the Forest of Arden and how the fool's grim wit made him laugh: When I did hear The motley fool thus moral on the...My lungs began to crow like chanticleer, That fools should be so deep-contemplative, And I did laugh sans intermission An hour by his dial. (2.7.28-33)...
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As You Like It (Shakespeare Library Classic)

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2007 - 172 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...My lungs began to crow like chanticleer, That fools should be so deep-contemplative, And I did laugh sans intermission An hour by his dial. O noble fool!...
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Seeming Knowledge: Shakespeare and Skeptical Faith

John D. Cox - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 348 pages
...outlook than Jaques himself. Jaques approvingly quotes Touchstone's summary of passing time, "And so from hour to hour we ripe and ripe, / And then from hour to hour we rot and rot" (2.7.26-27), which seems to inspire his own meditation on human vanity: "All the world's a stage, /...
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