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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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Timon of Athens. Coriolanus. Julius Ceasar. Antony and Cleopatra

William Shakespeare - 1811
...Caesar, I have not known when his affections sway'd More than his reason. But 'tis a common proof.5 That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto...turns his back, Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees8 By which he did ascend : So Caesar may ; • Then, lest he may, prevent. And, since the quarrel...
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The Works of William Shakespeare, Volume 6

William Shakespeare - 1811
...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...turns his back, Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees6 By which he did ascend : So Cxsar may ; Then, lest he may, prevent. And, since the quarrel...
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The Works of William Shakespeare: In Nine Volumes, Volume 6

William Shakespeare - 1811
...Csesar, 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 : So Csesar may ; Then, lest he may, prevent. And, since the quarrel Will bear...
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Aphorisms from Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, Capel Lofft - 1812 - 456 pages
...is when it disjoins Kemorse from Power. [BIT ION. 976. HUMiLiTY/ezgned — the Ladder O/AMLowliness is young Ambition's ladder, -Whereto the climber-upward...back ; Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend. 977. Resist Beginnings *: — whatsoe'er is ill, Though it appear light...
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The Works in Verse and Prose

Robert Treat Paine - American literature - 1812 - 464 pages
...Ambition's ladder, Whereto the * limber upwards turns his face. Bat wh-n be once attains the topmost round, He then unto the ladder turns his back, Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees, By which be did ascend." — Invest a Jacobin (of this minor species) in the enviable dignities of...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: In Twenty-one Volumes, with the ..., Volume 16

William Shakespeare - 1813
...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...the upmost round, He then unto the ladder turns his back,1 * Remorse from power .•] Remorse, for mercy. WARBURTON. Remorse (says Mr. Heath) signifies...
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The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 6

Tobias Smollett - Books - 1814
...But 'tis a common proof, That low liness is young1 ambitions* ladder, AVherc-unto the climber upwards turns his face; But when he once attains the upmost round, He then unto the ladder turns his hack, Looks ni the clouds, scorning the base degree* By which he did ascend. Mark, how Gloster describes...
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The dramatic works of William Shakspeare. Whittingham's ed, Volume 6

William Shakespeare - 1814
...reason. Bat 'tis a common proof, That lowliness is vnun|f amhition's ladder, Whereto the climher-upward turns his face : But when he once attains the upmost round, He then unto the ladder turns his hack, Looks in the clonds, scorning the hase degrees By which he did ascend : So Caesar may ; Then,...
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Elegant extracts in poetry, Volume 2

Elegant extracts - 1816
...Humility. 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. Conspiracy dreadful till executed. Between the acting of a dreadful thing....
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: With the Corrections ..., Volume 8

William Shakespeare - 1817
...'tis a common proof, That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto the climber-upward turns i :s face : But when he once attains the upmost round,...back, Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees 9 By which he did ascend : So Caesar may ; . Luc. I will, my lord. [Exit. Then, lest he may, prevent....
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