I 'll Example You With Thievery: The Sun 's A Thief, And With His Great Attraction Robs The Vast Sea

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I 'll example you with thievery:
The sun 's a thief, and with his great attraction
Robs the vast sea; the moon 's an arrant thief,
And her pale fire she snatches from the sun;
The sea 's a thief, whose liquid surge resolves
The moon into salt tears; the earth 's a thief,
That feeds and breeds by a composture stolen
From general excrement: each thing 's a thief.
-- William Shakespeare (1564-1616), Timon of Athens
-- Act iv, Sc. 3