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" O, how wretched Is that poor man that hangs on princes' favours ! There is, betwixt that smile we would aspire to, That sweet aspect of princes, and their ruin, More pangs and fears than wars or women have; And when he falls, he falls like Lucifer, Never... "
The Plays of William Shakspeare: King Henry VIII ; Troilus and Cressida ... - Page 70
by William Shakespeare - 1811
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Shakespeare: la invención de lo humano

Harold Bloom - 2001 - 734 pages
...must forever hide me. / Vain pomp and glory of this world, I hate ye; / I feel my heart new open'd. O how wretched / Is that poor man that hangs on princes'...falls, he falls like Lucifer, / Never to hope again. [III.ii.350-72] Mira tan sólo mi caída, y lo que me arruinó: Cromwell, te lo encomiendo, arroja...
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The Life of King Henry the Eighth

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 126 pages
...There is betwixt that smile we would aspire to, 369 That sweet aspect of princes, and their ruin, 370 More pangs and fears than wars or women have; And...like Lucifer, Never to hope again. Enter Cromwell, standing amazed. Why how now, Cromwell? CROMWELL I have no power to speak, sir. WOLSEY What, amazed...
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The Mutual Flame: On Shakespeare's Sonnets and The Phoenix and the Turtle

G. Wilson Knight - 2002 - 233 pages
...Wolsey's soliloquy at his fall: Vain pomp and glory of this world, I hate ye! I feel my heart new open'd. O, how wretched Is that poor man that hangs on princes'...falls, he falls like Lucifer, Never to hope again. (Henry fill, in, ii, 366) Here 'favours' means just what 'favour' might mean in our sonnet. We have...
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The Treasury of David: Spurgeon's Classic Work on the Psalms

Charles Haddon Spurgeon - 704 pages
...puts this sentiment into Wolsey's mouth: O how wretched Is that poor man that hangs on princes' favor! There is, betwixt that smile we would aspire to, That...princes, and their ruin, More pangs and fears than wars and women have : And when he falls, he falls like Lucifer, Never to hope again. Princes. Earthly princes...
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Henry VIII

William Shakespeare - 2011 - 352 pages
...you. I feel my heart new opened. O, how wretched 435 Is that poor man that hangs on princes' favors! There is betwixt that smile we would aspire to, That...women have; And when he falls, he falls like Lucifer, 440 Never to hope again. Enter Cromwell, standing amazed. Why, how now, Cromwell? CROMWELL I have no...
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