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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 William Shakspeare: King Henry VIII ; Troilus and Cressida ... - Page 70
by William Shakespeare - 1811
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Jane Austen and Leisure

David Selwyn - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 352 pages
...surely His greatness is a-ripening, nips his root, And then he falls as I do. I have ventur'd Like litde 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...
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A Mirror for Magistrates and the de Casibus Tradition

Paul Budra, Paul Vincent Budra - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 119 pages
...full surely His greatness is a-ripening, nips his root, And then he falls as I do. I have ventured, Like little wanton boys that swim on bladders, This...summers in a sea of glory, But far beyond my depth. (3.2.353-62) He dies humbled, with hopes of heaven. The de casibus pattern implicit in the action of...
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Shakespeare: la invención de lo humano

Harold Bloom - Characters and characteristics in literature - 2001 - 734 pages
...frost, a killing frost, /And when he thinks, good easy man, full surely / His greatness is a-ripening, nips his root, /And then he falls as I do. I have...summers in a sea of glory, / But far beyond my depth: my highblown pride / At length broke under me, and now has left me, / Weary and old with service, to the...
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The Shakespearian Tempest: With a Chart of Shakespeare's Dramatic Universe

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 360 pages
...the insubstantiability of temporal glory, the deep dangers of all mortal adventure : I have ventured, Like little wanton boys that swim on bladders, This...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...
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Shakespeare: The Golfer's Companion

Syd Pritchard - Humor - 2005 - 147 pages
...It's no big deal Things won are done; joy's soul lies in the doing. [Troilus and Cressida I ii 310] / have ventur'd, Like little wanton boys that swim on...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 to the mercy, Of a rude...
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Henry VIII

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2011 - 352 pages
...ACT 3. sc. 2 His greatness is a-ripening, nips his root, And then he falls, as I do. I have ventured, Like little wanton boys that swim on bladders, This...summers in a sea of glory, But far beyond my depth. My high-blown pride 430 At length broke under me and now has left me, Weary and old with service, to the...
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Male Friendship in Shakespeare and his Contemporaries

Thomas MacFaul - Literary Criticism - 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 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...
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Shakespeare: Essays aus Ungarn ; ausgewählt, übertragen und mit Anmerkungen ...

András Horn - 2008 - 208 pages
...full surely His greatness is a-ripening, nips his root, And then he falls, as I do. I have ventured, Like little wanton boys that swim on bladders, This...summers in a sea of glory, But far beyond my depth; my high-blown pride At length broke under me [. . .] Vain pomp and glory of this world, I hate ye! (III,...
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