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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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Apophthegms from the plays of Shakespeare, by C. Lyndon

William Shakespeare - 1850
...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...scorning the base degrees by which he did ascend.— BRU. II., 1. The skies are painted with unnumber'd sparks, they are all fire, and every one doth shine;...
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THE DRAMATIC WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE; ILLISTARTED; EMBRACING A LIFE OF ...

1851
...Caesar, I have not known when his affections swayed More than his reason. But 'tis a common proof,2 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 color for the thing he...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: With a Life of the Poet, and ...

William Shakespeare - 1851
...Csesar, 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...scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend. So Cresar may; Then, lest he may, prevent. And, since the quarrel Will bear no color for the thing he...
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The dramatic works of William Shakspeare, from the text of Johnson ..., Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1851
...Ccosar, 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 dramatic (poetical) works of William Shakspeare; illustr ..., Volume 6

William Shakespeare - 1851
...Caesar, I have not known when his affections swayed More than his reason. But 'tis a common proof, 2 That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto...clouds, scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend 1 . So Caesar may; Then, lest he may, prevent. And, since the quarrel Will bear no color for the thing...
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The Life and Beauties of Shakespeare: Comprising Careful Selections from ...

William Shakespeare - 1851 - 345 pages
...shake off at pleasure. • ACT II. . AMBITION CLOTHED IN SPECIOUS IHI.MU.ITT. 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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The Works of William Shakspeare, Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1852
...Crcsar, 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 Ca?sar may ; Then, lest he may, prevent. And, since the quarrel Will bear no colour for the thing he...
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Guy's new speaker, selections of poetry and prose from the best writers in ...

Joseph Guy - 1852
...Caesar, I have not known when his affections sway'd More than his reason. But 't is 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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Dramatic Works: From the Text of Johnson, Stevens and Reed; with ..., Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1852
...Cresar, 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 Cocsar may ; Then, lest he may, prevent. And, since the quarrel Will bear no colour for the thing he...
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William Shakspeare's Complete Works, Dramatic and Poetic, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1852
...truth of I have not known when his affections sway'd More than his reason. But 'tis a common proof,3 were not lawful chosen. War. Thereon I pawn my credit...unfortunate. K. Lew. Thcnfurther, — all dissembling set degrees4 By which he did ascend : So Cœsar may ; Then, lest he may, prevent. And, since the quarrel...
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