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The Bard as a source (Posted on 2012-11-09) Difficulty: 3 of 5
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow ,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

The above lines out of Macbeth's lamentation inspired so many authors, singers, composers etc, that one can hardly imagine.
Almost every couple or triplet of words was used through centuries after Bard's death, inter alia:
1."Sound and fury " is a novel by William Faulkner
2. Dusty death" appears in a title of a thriller novel written by Scottish author Alistair MacLean etc etc

Find as many as you can, quoting both the original and its usage.
No restrictions- everything is allowed.

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Walking Shadow is the 21st Spenser novel by Robert B. Parker.

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All our yesterdays is also a Robert B. Parker novel and another by Fleur Lehane.  It is a third season episode from "Star Trek" as well as a TV program by Granada dating from 1960.  The words appear is several other instances too.

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Edited on December 20, 2013, 2:50 am
  Posted by brianjn on 2012-11-09 18:59:04

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