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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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An Essay on Elocution: Designed for the Use of Schools and Private Learners

Samuel Kirkham - Elocution - 1834 - 341 pages
...blushing honours thick upon him':0 The third day', comes a frost', a killing frost'; And', — when he thinks', good', easy man', full surely His greatness...nips his root', And then he falls', as I do'. I have ventured', Like little wanton boys that swim on bladders', These many summers in a sea of glory'; But...
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The Family magazine, conducted by J. Belcher, Volumes 1-2

Joseph Belcher - 1834
...improvement, that they may direct its movements, and control its destination. Cheltenham. JNO WHAT'S A NAME ? 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...
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Richard III. Henry VIII. Troilus and Cressida. Timon of Athens. Coriolanus

William Shakespeare - 1836
...bears his blushing honors thick upon him ; The third day, comes a frost, a killing frost ; And — when he thinks, good easy man, full surely His greatness...nips his root, And then he falls, as I do. I have ventured, Like little wanton boys that swim on bladders, This many summers in a sea of glory ; But...
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Psychology of Learning and Motivation, Volume 22

Psychology - 1989 - 370 pages
...fingers. 5. She allowed life to waste like a tap left running. (Virginia Wolfe) 6. 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...
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Proverbs

Kenneth T. Aitken - Religion - 1986 - 264 pages
...later the inflated bubble is bound to burst — as Shakespeare's Wolsey bitterly discovered: . . . I have ventur'd. Like little wanton boys that swim...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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An Audition Handbook of Great Speeches

Jerry Blunt - Acting - 1990 - 207 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 high-blown pride Weary and old with service, to the mercy Of a rude stream, that must for ever hide...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Reference - 1992 - 1132 pages
...Like a bright exhalation in the evening, And no man see me more. (Ill, ii) OHFP 66 I have ventured 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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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations

Suzy Platt - Quotations, English - 1993 - 520 pages
...thinks, good easy man, full surely His greatness is a-ripening, nips his root, And then he falls, as I da I have ventur'd, Like little wanton boys that swim...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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Selected Poems

William Shakespeare - Poetry - 1995 - 128 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, and now has left me, Weary and old with service, to the...
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The Yellow Brick Road: A Storyteller's Approach to the Spiritual Journey

William J. Bausch - Religion - 1999 - 311 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 high-blown pride At length broke under me, and now has left me, Weary and old with service, to the...
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