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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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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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Characters of Shakespeare's Plays

William Hazlitt - 1999 - 273 pages
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King Henry VIII: Third Series

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2000 - 544 pages
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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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Shakespearean Criticism: Excerpts from the Criticism of William ..., Volume 61

1984
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Boxiana; Or, Sketches of Ancient and Modern Pugilism, from the Days of the ...

Pierce Egan - 1999 - 603 pages
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Journey of Faith Reader: Inspirational Stories to Help You Discover God's ...

Clifford J. Stevens - Religion - 2000 - 329 pages
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Shakespeare for One: Men : the Complete Monologues and Audition Pieces

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2002 - 298 pages
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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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Voices Made Flesh: Performing Women's Autobiography

Mark Heather O'Brien - American drama - 2003 - 322 pages
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