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" O, when degree is shak'd, Which is the ladder to all high designs, The enterprise is sick. How could communities, Degrees in schools, and brotherhoods in cities, Peaceful commerce from dividable shores, The primogenitive and due of birth, Prerogative... "
The Stratford Shakspere, ed. by C. Knight - Page 19
by William Shakespeare - 1856
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The Foundations of Modern Political Thought: Volume 1, The Renaissance

Quentin Skinner - 1978 - 330 pages
...inescapable: the social system, like the solar system, cannot hope to survive unless 'degree' is upheld: 'How could communities Degrees in schools, and brotherhoods...sceptres, laurels, But by degree stand in authentic place ?' And the folly of seeking to change the existing system is said to be no less obvious: 'Take but...
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The Alternative Tradition: Religion and the Rejection of Religion in the ...

James Thrower - 1980 - 286 pages
...Cressida: The heavens themselves, the planets and this centre, Observe degree, priority and place... O, when degree is shak'd Which is the ladder to all...cities, Peaceful commerce from dividable shores, The primogenity and due of birth, Prerogative of age, crowns, sceptres, laurels, But by degree, stand in...
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Troilus and Cressida

William Shakespeare - 1987 - 252 pages
...deracinate ioo The unity and married calm of states Quite from their fixure! O, when degree is shaked, Which is the ladder to all high designs, The enterprise...laurels, But by degree, stand in authentic place? Take but degree away, untune that string, 110 And hark what discord follows! Each thing meets In mere...
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Betting on Ideas: Wars, Invention, Inflation

Reuven Brenner - 1989 - 247 pages
...Tudor statesmen are expressed in these lines from Troilus and Cressida:23 O! when degree is shaked Which is the ladder to all high designs, The enterprise...laurels, But by degree, stand in authentic place? Take but degree away, untune that string, And, hark! What discord follows; Clausewitz's philosophy...
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Mito y existencia

Ludwig Schajowicz - 1990 - 415 pages
...la abolición de la jerarquía ("degree") conduce, forzosamente, a una república al revés : ...Oh! when degree is shak'd, Which is the ladder to all...laurels, But by degree, stand in authentic place? Take but degree away untune that string, And, hark! what discord follows; each thing meets In mere...
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Violence and the Sacred

René Girard - 1988 - 333 pages
...thrown into disharmony by the sudden intervention of reciprocal violence: . . . O when Degree is shaked Which is the ladder to all high designs, The enterprise...laurels, But by degree, stand in authentic place? Take but degree away, untune that string, And, hark, what discord follows! Each thing meets In mere...
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Deconstructing the Hero: Literary Theory and Children's Literature

Margery Hourihan - 1997 - 252 pages
...the theme of Ulysses' famous speech in Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida: O, when degree is shaked, Which is the ladder to all high designs, The enterprise...sceptres, laurels, But by degree stand in authentic place? Take but degree away, untune that string, And hark what discord follows! Each thing meets In mere oppugnancy:...
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The Canadian Book of Snobs

Victoria Branden - 1998 - 292 pages
...(In passing, Shakespeare's awful Old snob is really no relation to Homer's genial odyssean.) . . . O! When degree is shak'd, Which is the ladder to all...laurels, But by degree, stand in authentic place? Take but degree away, untune that string, And hark! what discord follows . . . This was exalted into...
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Postmodernism: Disciplinary texts : humanities and social sciences

Victor E. Taylor, Charles E. Winquist - 1998 - 805 pages
...reveals both the process and the results of the collapse of differences. . . . O, when degree is shaked, Which is the ladder to all high designs. The enterprise...laurels, But by degree, stand in authentic place? Take but degree away, untune that string, And, hark, what discord follows! Each thing meets In mere...
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William Shakespeare, Richard II

Martin Coyle - 1999 - 192 pages
...Divert and crack, rend and deracinate The unity and married calm of states Quite from their fixure. Oh, when degree is shak'd. Which is the ladder to all...sceptres laurels, But by degree stand in authentic place? Take but degree away, untune that string, And hark, what discord follows. Each thing meets In mere...
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