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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... "
Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ... - Página 111
1903 - 1158 páginas
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Proceedings of the ... Annual Conference

National Tax Association - 1917
...political aspirant who uses them as a stepping stone to power and who, like the climber on the ladder, "When he once attains the upmost round, he then unto...scorning the base degrees by which he did ascend. ' ' Each of the agencies enumerated could be a means of considerable help and a mighty influence in...
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Hamlet and Other Shakespearean Essays

L. C. Knights, Lionel Charles Knights - 1979 - 308 páginas
...common proof, That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto the cumber-upward turns his face; And when he once attains the upmost round, He then unto...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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Shakespeare's Soliloquies

Wolfgang Clemen - 2004 - 211 páginas
...speak truth of 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...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 - 1992 - 1132 páginas
...fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars. But in ourselves, that we are underlings. (I, ii) 44 But 'tis I would be a good fountain, a good well-head, Would...(1. 11-13) 49 It is somebody wants to do us harm. (II, i) 45 When beggars die there are no comets seen; The heavens themselves blaze forth the death...
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Materialist Shakespeare: A History

Ivo Kamps - 1995 - 342 páginas
...interests against a republican view which justifies human intervention in the social order: But 'tis a common proof That lowliness is young ambition's...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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Tobias Smollett: The Critical Heritage

Lionel Kelly - 1995 - 380 páginas
...remember, his own career; for oo Lowliness is voung ambition's ladder, JO Whereto the climber — upward turns his face : But, when he once attains the upmost...scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend. But the readiness with which literary men have ever been willing to persecute their less successful...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - 1996 - 1263 páginas
...to speak truth 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...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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Dictionary of Images and Symbols in Counselling

William Stewart - 1998 - 430 páginas
...ascending and descending on it' (Genesis 28:12). Shakespeare speaks of the ladder of ambition: Tis a common proof, That lowliness is young ambition's...clouds, scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend (Julius Caesar, act 2, scene. 1, 1. 21.) The Egyptians often buried their dead with amulets of ladders,...
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The Later Tudors: England, 1547-1603

Penry Williams - 1998 - 606 páginas
...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...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 Arden Dictionary of Shakespeare Quotations

William Shakespeare - 1999 - 408 páginas
...meaning. Henry VIII 4.2.33-5, 37-9, KATHERINE OF ARAGON TO GRIFFITH, an usher, of Cardinal Wolsey 9 Lowliness is young ambition's ladder Whereto the climber-upward...scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend. Julius Caesar 2.1.22-7, BRUTUS TO Luc1us 1 As Caesar loved me, I weep for him; as he was fortunate,...
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