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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 of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text of the corrected copy ... - Page 22
by William Shakespeare - 1811
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1824
...Ctesar, I have not known when his affections sway'd More than his reason. But 'tis a common proof,3 That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto...turns his back, Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees4 By which he did ascend : So Csesar may ; Then, lest he may, prevent. And, since the quarre]...
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A dictionary of quotations from the British poets, by the author ..., Volume 1

British poets - 1824
...AMBITION. '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...scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend. I have no spur To prick the sides of my intent, but only Vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself,...
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The Family Shakspeare ... in which Nothing is Added to the Original Text ...

William Shakespeare - 1825
...affections sway'd More than his reason. But 'tis a common proof, " s Pity, tenderness. " Experience. That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto...back, Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees 1 By which he did ascend : So Casar may; Then, lest he may, prevent. And, since the quarrel Will bear...
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Cumberland's British Theatre: With Remarks, Biographical and Critical, Volume 5

George Daniel, John Cumberland - English drama - 1826
...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...scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend : So Caesar may : Then, lest he may, prevent. And, since the quarrel Will bear no colour for the thing he...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text by G. Steevens ..., Volume 6

William Shakespeare - 1826
...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 6 By which he did ascend: So Caesar may ; Then, lest he may, prevent. And, since the quarrel Will bear...
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The Practice of Elocution, Or A Course of Exercises for Acquiring the ...

Benjamin Humphrey Smart - Elocution - 1826 - 213 pages
...common proof, That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto the climber upward turns his face, 4 But when he once attains the upmost round, He then...scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend : so Caesar may : 'Then, lest he may, prevent. — And since "the quarrel Will bear no colour for the thing...
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The dramatic works of William Shakspeare, with notes original and ..., Volume 8

William Shakespeare - 1826
...ambition's ladder, Whereto the climber-upward turns his face : But when he once attains the utmost round, He then unto the ladder turns his back, Looks...clouds, scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend5: So Caesar may; Then, lest he may, prevent. And, since the quarrel Will bear no colour for...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Timon of Athens. Coriolanus ...

William Shakespeare - 1826
...young ambition's ladder, Whereto the climber-upward turns his face: But when he once attains the utmost round, He then unto the ladder turns his back, Looks...clouds, scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend5: So Caesar may; Then, lest he may, prevent. And, since the quarrel Will bear no colour for...
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The Beauties of Shakspeare Regularly Selected from Each Play. With a General ...

William Shakespeare, William Dodd - 1827 - 345 pages
...can shake on at pleasure. ACT II. AMBITION CLOTHED IN SPECIOUS HUMILITY. But 'tis a common proof,* That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto...scorning the base degrees! By which he did ascend. CONSPIRACY DREADFUL TILL EXECUTED. Between the acting of a dreadful thing And the first motion, all...
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The Beauties of Shakspeare Regularly Selected from Each Play. With a General ...

William Shakespeare - 1827 - 345 pages
...can shake oil at pleasure. ACT II. AMBITION CLOTHED IN SPECIOUS HUMILITY. But 'tis a common proof/ That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto...turns his back, Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degreesf By which he did ascend. CONSPIRACY DREADFUL TILL EXECUTED. Between the acting of a dreadful...
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