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" 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 for ever hide me. "
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Reference - 1992 - 1132 pages
...see me more. (Ill, ii) OHFP 66 I have ventured Like little wanton boys that swim on bladders, This must forever hide me. (Ill, ii) OHFP 67 Had I but served my God with half the zeal I served my king,...
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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations

Suzy Platt - Quotations, English - 1993 - 520 pages
...root, And then he falls, as I da I have ventur'd, Like little wanton boys that swim on bladders, This many summers in a sea of glory, But far beyond my...old with service, to the mercy Of a rude stream that must for ever hide me. Vain pomp and glory of this world, I hate ye! I feel my heart new open'd. O,...
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Selected Poems

William Shakespeare - Poetry - 1995 - 128 pages
...root, And then he falls as I do. I have ventured, Like little wanton boys that swim on bladders, This many summers in a sea of glory, But far beyond my...old with service, to the mercy Of a rude stream that must for ever hide me. Vain pomp and glory of this world, I hate ye! I feel my heart new opened. O,...
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 1996 - 865 pages
...349). When Wolsey is left alone, his personality shifts again, and he is more selfaware and vulnerable: My high-blown pride At length broke under me, and...old with service, to the mercy Of a rude stream that must for ever hide me. Vain pomp and glory of this world, I hate ye! (HI, ii, 361-365) This epiphany...
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The Yellow Brick Road: A Storyteller's Approach to the Spiritual Journey

William J. Bausch - Religion - 1999 - 311 pages
...root, And then he falls, as I do. I have ventur'd, Like little wanton boys that swim on bladders, This many summers in a sea of glory; But far beyond my...old with service, to the mercy Of a rude stream that must for ever hide me. Vain pomp and glory of this world, I hate ye; I feel my heart new open'd. O,...
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The Oxford Shakespeare: King Henry VIII: or All is True

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2008 - 240 pages
...who swim on bladders far beyond their depth and now finds his ambition break under him, leaving him 'Weary and old with service to the mercy | Of a rude stream' (364-5). His is the old story of someone who 'hangs on princes' favours', though as churchman he recognizes...
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A Mirror for Magistrates and the de Casibus Tradition

Paul Budra, Paul Vincent Budra - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 119 pages
...root, And then he falls as I do. I have ventured, Like little wanton boys that swim on bladders, This many summers in a sea of glory, But far beyond my depth. (3.2.353-62) He dies humbled, with hopes of heaven. The de casibus pattern implicit in the action of...
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Shakespeare: la invención de lo humano

Harold Bloom - Characters and characteristics in literature - 2001 - 734 pages
.../And then he falls as I do. I have ventur'd / Like little wanton boys that swim on bladders, /This many summers in a sea of glory, / But far beyond my...with service, to the mercy / Of a rude stream that must forever hide me. / Vain pomp and glory of this world, I hate ye; / I feel my heart new open'd....
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The Plays of Shakespeare: A Thematic Guide

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 2001 - 361 pages
...give the Cardinal a measure of tragic stature, as does his sudden self-awareness and vulnerability: My high-blown pride At length broke under me, and...old with service, to the mercy Of a rude stream that must for ever hide me. Vain pomp and glory of this world, I hate ye! (Ill, ii, 361-365) How much of...
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The Shakespearian Tempest: With a Chart of Shakespeare's Dramatic Universe

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 360 pages
...dangers of all mortal adventure : I have ventured, Like little wanton boys that swim on bladders, This many summers in a sea of glory, But far beyond my...with service, to the mercy Of a rude stream, that must for ever hide me. Vain pomp and glory of this world, I hate ye: I feel my heart new open'd. (HI....
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