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" tis a common proof, That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto the climber-upward turns his face; But when he once attains the upmost round, He then unto the ladder turns his back, Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees By which he did... "
Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ... - Page 111
1903 - 1158 pages
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 8

William Shakespeare - 1803
...to speak truth of Caesar, 1 have not known when his affections sway'd More than his reason. But 'tis a common proof,' That lowliness is young ambition's...turns his back, Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees7 By which he did ascend : So Caesar may; Then, lest he may, prevent. And, since the quarrel...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare, Volume 7

William Shakespeare - 1804
...to speak truth of Caesar, I have not known when his affections sway'd More than his reason. But 'tis a common proof, That lowliness is young ambition's...scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend: So Caesar may; Then, lest he may, prevent. And, since the quarrel Will bear no colour for the thing...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text of the ..., Volume 8

William Shakespeare - 1805
...Caesar, I have not known when his affections sway'd More than his reason. But 'tis a common proof, 5 That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto...back, Looks in the clouds> scorning the base degrees 0 By which he did ascend: So Cassar may; Then, lest he may, prevent. And, since the quarrel Will bear...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare : Accurately Printed from the ..., Volume 8

William Shakespeare - 1805
...Caesar, I have not known when his affections sway'd More than his reason. But 'tis a common proof,5 That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto...turns his back, Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees6 By which he did ascend : So Caesar may ; Then, lest he may, prevent. And, since the quarrel...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With Notes of Various Commentators, Issue 11

William Shakespeare - 1806
...reason. But 'tis a common proof, That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto the climber- upward turns his face : But when he once attains the upmost...clouds, scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend : So Caesar may ; Then, lest he may, prevent. And, since the quarrel Will bear no colour for the thing...
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The Plays of Shakspeare: Printed from the Text of Samuel Johnson ..., Volume 10

William Shakespeare - 1807
...to speak truth of Caesar, I have not known when his affections sway'd More than his reason. But 'tis a common proof, That lowliness is young ambition's...clouds, scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend : So Caesar may ; Then, lest he may, prevent. And, since the quarrel Will bear no colour for the thing...
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Stultifera Navis; ...: The Modern Ship of Fools

William Henry Ireland - 1807 - 295 pages
...here : 'Tis a common proof, That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, . Whereto the climber upwards turns his face ; But when he once attains the upmost...scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend. Ambition is a gilded bubble bright, That hoodwinks sense and blinds the keenest sight; A specious phantom,...
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Stultifera Navis: Qua Omnium Mortalium Narratur Stultitia : The Modern Ship ...

William Henry Ireland - 1807 - 295 pages
...introduction here : Tis a common proof, That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto the climber upwards turns his face; But when he once attains the upmost...scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend. Ambition is a gilded bubble bright, That hoodwinks sense, and blinds the keenest sight ; A specious...
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The British Theatre; Or, A Collection of Plays: Which are Acted at the ...

Mrs. Inchbald - 1808
...reason. But 'tis a common proof, That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto the climber upwards turns his face ; But when he once attains the upmost...the clouds, scorning the base degrees, By which he had ascended. So Caesar may : Then, lest he may, prevent. And since the quarrel Will bear no colour,...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare ...: With the Corrections and ..., Volume 14

William Shakespeare - 1809
...tendency as absolute uncontrouled power. I think Warburton right. Johnson. More than his reason. But 'tis a common proof," That lowliness is young ambition's...the upmost round, He then unto the ladder turns his back,1 Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees2 By which he did ascend : So Caesar may ; Then,...
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