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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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Orson Welles on Shakespeare: The W.P.A. and Mercury Theatre Playscripts

Orson Welles - Performing Arts - 2001 - 297 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...round, He then unto the ladder turns his back, Looks into the clouds, scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend. So Caesar may. Then lest he may,...
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Exploring Revelation: An Expository Commentary

John Phillips - Religion - 2001 - 272 pages
...himself has other ideas about the kind of religion suitable for mankind. As Brutus said of Caesar: That lowliness is young ambition's ladder. Whereto...climber-upward turns his face; But when he once attains the utmost round. He then unto the ladder turns his back. Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 44

Stanley Wells - Drama - 2002 - 280 pages
...against a republican view which justif1es human intervention in the social order: But 'tis a common proof That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto...back, Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend. So Caesar may. Then lest he may, prevent. And since the quarrel Will bear no...
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare - Literary Collections - 1989 - 1280 pages
...Cœsar, I have not known when his affections sway'd More than his reason. But 'tis a common proof, raw your willing swords. For me, the ransom of my...Shall be this cold corpse on the earth's cold face; By which he did ascend: so Caesar may; Then, lest he may, prevent. And, since the quarrel Will bear...
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Shakespeare and Machiavelli

John Alan Roe, Both Professors of Maths John Roe - Drama - 2002 - 218 pages
...appear: 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. (21-8) We have of course heard words...
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Excel Preliminary English

David Mahony - English - 2003 - 282 pages
...Caesar, I have not known when his affections sway'd More than his reason. But 'tis a common proof, That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto...back, Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend ... And therefore think him as a serpent's egg Which, hatch'd, would, as his...
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Julius Caesar

Mark Morris - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 145 pages
...Caesar, I have not known when his affections swayed 20 More than his reason. But 'tis a common proof That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto...upmost round, He then unto the ladder turns his back, 25 Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend. So Caesar may; Then lest...
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Shakespeare Made Easy: Julius Caesar

Tanya Grosz - Drama - 2003 - 46 pages
...3 1. "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." Act two, Scene 1, Brutus to himself 2. "And therefore think him as a serpent's...
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A Dictionary of the Bible: Volume I, Part II (D - Feasts)

James Hastings - Religion - 2004 - 340 pages
...brought, 67 laddre, or ellea by degree, It wolde wel have lyked me.' And Shaks. Jul. Caisar, H. i. 26— 4 But when he once attains the upmost round. He then...back, Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend.' This is the meaning of 'degree' in AV wherever it occurs in the plur. : the...
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Shakespeare's Tragic Sequence

Kenneth Muir - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 207 pages
...of Caesar, I have not known when his affections swayed More than his reason. But 'tis a common proof That lowliness is young Ambition's ladder Whereto...back Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend. So Caesar may: Then lest he may, prevent. And since the quarrel Will bear no...
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