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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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Shakespeare's Soliloquies

Wolfgang Clemen - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 211 pages
...Caesar, I have not known when his affections sway'd 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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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Reference - 1992 - 1132 pages
...Brutus, is not in our stars. But in ourselves, that we are underlings. (I, ii) 44 But 'tis a common proof ood fountain, a good well-head, Would blur no whisper,...(1. 11-13) 49 It is somebody wants to do us harm. By which he did ascend. (II, i) 45 When beggars die there are no comets seen; The heavens themselves...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 1263 pages
...Caesar, I have not known when his affections sway'd More than his reason. But 'tis a common proof, 3 3 3 By which he did ascend: so Caesar may; Then, lest he may, prevent. And, since the quarrel Will bear...
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Dictionary of Images and Symbols in Counselling

William Stewart - Psychology - 1998 - 430 pages
...descending on it' (Genesis 28:12). Shakespeare speaks of the ladder of ambition: 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 (Julius Caesar, act 2, scene. 1, 1. 21.) The Egyptians often buried their dead...
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The Later Tudors: England, 1547-1603

Penry Williams - History - 1998 - 606 pages
...might change his nature, there's the question. It is the bright day that brings forth the adder, . . . But when he once attains the upmost round, He then...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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Shakespeare Performed: Essays in Honor of R.A. Foakes

R. A. Foakes - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 315 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. So Caesar may; Then lest he may, prevent. And since the quarrel Will bear no...
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Giulio Cesare

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2000 - 244 pages
...ambizione, alla quale chi sale Dirige il viso. Ma quando raggiunge But when he once attains the upmosi round, He then unto the ladder turns his 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...
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Delivering the Framework for Teaching English

Michael Ross, Keith West - English language - 2001 - 128 pages
...of 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. So Caesar may. Then, lest he may, prevent. And since the quarrel Will bear...
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The Tragedie of Julius Caesar

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 500 pages
...from the soliloquy of Brutus just after he has pledged himself to the conspiracy: "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.' Here we have a full, rounded period in which all the elements seem to have...
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Shakespeare: la invención de lo humano

Harold Bloom - Characters and characteristics in literature - 2001 - 734 pages
...estado del hombre, Como el de un pequeño reino, sufre entonces La esencia de una insurrección.4 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; / The lest he may, prevent. And since the quarrel I Vi'ill...
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