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" tis a common proof, That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto the climber-upward turns his face; But when he once attains the upmost round, He then unto the ladder turns his back, Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees By which he did... "
The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare - Page 31
by William Shakespeare - 1821
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Stultifera Navis; ...: The Modern Ship of Fools

William Henry Ireland - Satire, English - 1807 - 295 pages
...here : 'Tis a common proof, That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, . Whereto the climber upwards turns his face ; But when he once attains the upmost...back, Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend. Ambition is a gilded bubble bright, That hoodwinks sense and blinds the keenest...
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Stultifera Navis: Qua Omnium Mortalium Narratur Stultitia : The Modern Ship ...

William Henry Ireland - Fools and jesters - 1807 - 295 pages
...introduction here : Tis a common proof, That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto the climber upwards turns his face; But when he once attains the upmost...back, Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend. Ambition is a gilded bubble bright, That hoodwinks sense, and blinds the keenest...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare, with Explanatory Notes ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare, Samuel Ayscough - 1807
...Ciesar, I have not known when his aflections sway'd More than his reason. But 'tis a common proof2, orce should cease. But he, which bore my letter, friar John, Onto the ladder turns his back ; Looks in the clouds, scorning tlie base degrees ' By which he did...
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The British Theatre; Or, A Collection of Plays: Which are Acted at the ...

Mrs. Inchbald - English drama - 1808
...reason. But 'tis a common proof, That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto the climber upwards turns his face ; But when he once attains the upmost...back, Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees, By which he had ascended. So Caesar may : Then, lest he may, prevent. And since the quarrel Will bear...
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King Lear: A Tragedy in Five Acts, Volume 4

William Shakespeare - Aging parents - 1808 - 78 pages
...reason. But 'tis a common proof, That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto the climber upwards turns his face ; But when he once attains the upmost round, He then unto the ladder turns his hack, 2 Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees^ By which ho had ascended. So Caesar may : Then,...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With the Corrections and ..., Volume 14

William Shakespeare - 1809
...uncontrouled power. I think Warburton right. Johnson. More than his reason. But 'tis a common proof,o That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto...the upmost round, He then unto the ladder turns his back,1 Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees2 By which he did ascend : So Caesar may ; Then,...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare ...: With the Corrections and ..., Volume 14

William Shakespeare - 1809
...uncontrouled power. I think Warburton right. Johnson. More than his reason. But 'tis a common proof," That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto...the upmost round, He then unto the ladder turns his back,1 Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees2 By which he did ascend : So Caesar may ; Then,...
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An Essay on the Writings and Genius of Shakespeare: Compared with the Greek ...

Elizabeth Robinson Montagu, Mrs. Montagu (Elizabeth) - Comparative literature - 1810 - 296 pages
...reason. But 'tis a common proof, That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, "Whereto the climber upward turns his face : But when he once attains the upmost...back, Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend. So Caesar may ; Then lest he may, prevent. How averse he is to the means, by...
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An Essay on the Writings and Genius of Shakespeare: Compared with the Greek ...

Elizabeth Robinson Montagu - 1810 - 296 pages
...... . ."; 'Tis a common proof, That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto the climber upward turns his face ; .-.••••; But when he once...upmost round, He then unto the ladder turns his back, , , . i] . , • • Looks in the clouds, scorning the base, degrees By which he did ascend. So...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text of the ..., Volume 7

William Shakespeare - 1811
...Cfesar, 1 I have not known when his affections sway'd More than his reason. But 'lis a common proof t, That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, "Whereto...back, Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees % By which he did ascend : So Cassar may; Then, lest he may, prevent. And, since the quanel Will bear...
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