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" 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 forever hide me. Vain pomp and glory of this world,... "
The Plays of Shakspeare: Printed from the Text of Samuel Johnson, George ... - Page 232
by William Shakespeare - 1807
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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...service, to the mercy Of a rude stream, that must forever hide me. (b) The Sin of Pride. The connection between the first and second lines of 21:4 is...
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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 forever hide me. (Ill, ii) OHFP 67 Had I but served my God with half the zeal I served my king, he...
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Jane Austen and Leisure

David Selwyn - History - 1998 - 376 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...that must for ever hide me. Vain pomp and glory of the world, I hate ye; I feel my heart new open'd. O how wretched of Mr. Edmund Bertram so formal, so...
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The Oxford Shakespeare: King Henry VIII: or All is True

William Shakespeare - Drama - 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 - Characters and characteristics in literature - 2001 - 734 pages
...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 ventur'd...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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Voices Made Flesh: Performing Women's Autobiography

Lynn C. Miller, Jacqueline Taylor, M. Heather Carver - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 322 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 ventur'd,...service, to the mercy Of a rude stream, that must forever hide me." Cardinal Wolsey, Henry VT.II. Charlotte Cushman, New Orleans. But I never gave up....
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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...broke under me, And now has left me, Weary and old to the mercy, Of a rude stream that must for ever hide me The surprising under achiever Th' expectancy...
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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...mercy Of a rude stream that must for ever hide me. (lines 358—64) That these lines may be by Fletcher rather than Shakespeare only goes to show that...
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Henry VIII

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2011 - 352 pages
...on bladders, This many 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...with service, to the mercy Of a rude stream that must forever hide me. Vain pomp and glory of this world, I hate you. I feel my heart new opened. O, how...
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