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" Like little wanton boys that swim on bladders, This many summers in a sea of glory, But far beyond my depth : my high-blown pride At length broke under me, and now has left me, Weary, and old with service, to the mercy Of a rude stream, that must for... "
The plays of Shakspere, carefully revised [by J.O.] with a selection of engr ... - Page 1290
by William Shakespeare - 1853
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The Oxford Shakespeare: King Henry VIII: or All is True

William Shakespeare - 2008 - 240 pages
...root; And then he falls, as I do . I have ventured, Like little wanton boys that swim on bladders, 360 This many summers in a sea of glory, But far beyond...mercy Of a rude stream that must for ever hide me . 365 Vain pomp and glory of this world, I hate ye! I feel my heart new opened. O, how wretched Is...
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Shakespeare: la invención de lo humano

Harold Bloom - 2001 - 734 pages
...surely / His greatness is a-ripening, nips his root, /And then he falls as I do. I have ventur'd / Like little wanton boys that swim on bladders, /This...service, to the mercy / Of a rude stream that must forever hide me. / Vain pomp and glory of this world, I hate ye; / I feel my heart new open'd. O how...
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The Shakespearian Tempest: With a Chart of Shakespeare's Dramatic Universe

G. Wilson Knight - 2002 - 360 pages
...Wolsey recognizes the insubstantiability of temporal glory, the deep dangers of all mortal adventure : I have ventured, Like little wanton boys that swim...me. Vain pomp and glory of this world, I hate ye: I feel my heart new open'd. (HI. ii. 358) Here a sea-image exactly expresses the insubstantial glories...
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Male Friendship in Shakespeare and his Contemporaries

Thomas MacFaul - 2007
...be a sole self, a sense that is wonderfully depicted in his earlier soliloquy: I have ventur'd, Like wanton boys that swim on bladders, This many summers...mercy Of a rude stream that must for ever hide me. (lines 35864) That these lines may be by Fletcher rather than Shakespeare only goes to show that...
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