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" Like little wanton boys that swim on bladders, This many summers in a sea of glory; But far beyond my depth : my high-blown pride At length broke under me; and now has left me, Weary, and old with service, to the mercy Of a rude stream, that must forever... "
The Plays of William Shakespeare: In Twenty-one Volumes, with the ... - Page 138
by William Shakespeare - 1813
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare, Volume 19

William Shakespeare - 1821
...And, — when he thinks, good easy man, full surely His greatness is a ripening, — nips his root8, And then he falls, as I do. I have ventur'd, Like...summers in a sea of glory ; But far beyond my depth : my high blown pride At length broke under me ; and now has left me Weary, and old with service, to the...
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare, Volume 19

William Shakespeare - 1821
...that swim on bladders, This many summers in a sea of glory ; But far beyond my depth : my high blown pride At length broke under me ; and now has left...mercy Of a rude stream, that must for ever hide me. * First folio, hopes. ' This is the state of man ; To-day he PUTS FORTH The tender LEAVES of hope,...
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare: With the Corrections ..., Volume 19

William Shakespeare - 1821
...summers in a sea of glory ; But far beyond my depth : my high blown pride At length broke under me j and now has left me Weary, and old with service, to...mercy Of a rude stream, that must for ever hide me. * First folio, hopes. 1 This is the state of man ; To-day he PUTS FORTH The tender LEAVES of hope,...
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The First Canto of Ricciardetto, Volume 1

Niccolò Forteguerri - Italian poetry - 1822 - 232 pages
...(1) And when he thinks, good easy man, full sure-ly His greatness is a ripening, nips his root, (2) And then he falls, as I do. I have ven-tur'd, Like little wanton boys that swim on blad-ders, These many summers in a sea of glo-ry; But far beyond my depth ! my high blown pride (3) At length...
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Studies in History; Containing the History of England, from Its ..., Volume 1

Thomas Morell - Great Britain - 1822
...frost, And, when he thinks, good easy man, full sorely His greatness is a rip'ning, nips his root : And then he falls, as I do. I have ventur'd, Like little wanton boys that swim on bladders, These many summers, in a sea of glory, But far beyond my depth : my high-blown pride At length broke...
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Lessons in Elocution: Or, a Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse for the ...

William Scott - Elocution - 1823 - 372 pages
...that swim on bladders, These many summers in a sea of glory ; But far beyond my depth ; my high blown pride At length broke under me ; and now has left...with service, to the mercy Of a rude stream that must forever hide me. Vain pomp and glory of the world, 1 hate ye ! 1 feel my heart new open'd. Oh, how...
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Psychology of Learning and Motivation, Volume 22

Psychology - 1989 - 370 pages
...fingers. 5. She allowed life to waste like a tap left running. (Virginia Wolfe) 6. I have ventured, /Like little wanton boys that swim on bladders, /This...mercy /Of a rude stream, that must for ever hide me. (William Shakespeare) 7. The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun. (Robert Herrick) 8. Coffee is like a...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 114

England - 1873
...and stands before us an undeniable failure. "I have ventured, Like little wanton boys that swim ou bladders, This many summers in a sea of glory ; But...mercy Of a rude stream, that must for ever hide me." « We are mistaken if ever — no matter what politics may be in the ascendant — the people of England...
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Proverbs

Kenneth T. Aitken - Religion - 1986 - 264 pages
...later the inflated bubble is bound to burst — as Shakespeare's Wolsey bitterly discovered: . . . I have ventur'd. Like little wanton boys that swim...service, to the mercy Of a rude stream, that must forever hide me. (b) The Sin of Pride. The connection between the first and second lines of 21:4 is...
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An Audition Handbook of Great Speeches

Jerry Blunt - Acting - 1990 - 207 pages
...killing frost, And when he thinks, good easy man, full surely His greatness is a-ripening, nips his root, And then he falls, as I do. I have ventur'd. Like...glory, But far beyond my depth: my high-blown pride Weary and old with service, to the mercy Of a rude stream, that must for ever hide me. Vain pomp and...
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