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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 for... "
Shakspere's Werke, herausg. und erklärt von N. Delius. [With] Nachträge und ... - Page 87
by William Shakespeare - 1858
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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...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 hide...
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An Audition Handbook of Great Speeches

Jerry Blunt - Acting - 1990 - 207 pages
...frost, a 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...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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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 1132 pages
...Like a bright exhalation in the evening, And no man see me more. (Ill, ii) OHFP 66 I have ventured and now has left me, Weary and old with service, to the mercy Of a rude stream that must forever hide...
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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations

Suzy Platt - Quotations, English - 1993 - 520 pages
...thinks, good easy man, full surely His greatness is a-ripening, nips his root, And then he falls, as I da I have ventur'd, Like little wanton boys that swim...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...
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Selected Poems

William Shakespeare - Poetry - 1995 - 128 pages
...full surely His greatness is a-ripening, nips his root, And then he falls as I do. I have ventured, Like little wanton boys that swim on bladders, This...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...
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The Yellow Brick Road: A Storyteller's Approach to the Spiritual Journey

William J. Bausch - Religion - 1999 - 311 pages
...frost, a 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...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...
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Jane Austen and Leisure

David Selwyn - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 352 pages
...surely His greatness is a-ripening, nips his root, And then he falls as I do. I have ventur'd Like litde wanton boys that swim on bladders, This many summers...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...
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Shakespeare: la invención de lo humano

Harold Bloom - Characters and characteristics in literature - 2001 - 734 pages
...frost, a 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...depth: my highblown 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...
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The Shakespearian Tempest: With a Chart of Shakespeare's Dramatic Universe

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 360 pages
...the insubstantiability of temporal glory, the deep dangers of all mortal adventure : I have ventured, Like little wanton boys that swim on bladders, This...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...
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Shakespeare: The Golfer's Companion

Syd Pritchard - Humor - 2005 - 147 pages
...It's no big deal Things won are done; joy's soul lies in the doing. [Troilus and Cressida I ii 310] / have ventur'd, Like little wanton boys that swim on...depth. My high-blown pride At length broke under me, And now has left me, Weary and old to the mercy, Of a rude stream that must for ever hide me The surprising...
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