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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... "
The Works of Mr. William Shakespear;: In Six Volumes. Adorn'd with Cuts - Page 1748
by William Shakespeare - 1709
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The Speaker: Or Miscellaneous Pieces, Selected from the Best English Writers ...

William Enfield - 1823 - 346 pages
...frost, And when he thinks, good easy man, full surely His greatness is a rip'ning, nips his shoot ;' 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...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1824
...day, comes a 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,...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 depth : my high-blown pride...
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A dictionary of quotations from the British poets, by the author ..., Volume 1

British poets - 1824
...of the majestic world, And bear the palm alone. I have ventur'd, 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...
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Psychology of Learning and Motivation, Volume 22

Psychology - 1989 - 370 pages
...waste like a tap left running. (Virginia Wolfe) 6. I have ventured, /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...
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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 far beyond my depth ; my highblown pride At length broke under me ; and now has left me Weary, and old with service, to the mercy Of a...
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Proverbs

Kenneth T. Aitken - Religion - 1986 - 264 pages
...Shakespeare's Wolsey bitterly discovered: . . . I have ventur'd. 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...
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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 ventur'd. 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...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 1132 pages
...pie, is freed From his ambitious finger. (I, i) 3 I have ventured. Like little wanton boys that swim the agent for bees. In my sleeveless summery dress I have no protection, And they are al pride At length broke under me and now has left me, Weary and old with service, to the mercy Of a rude...
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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations

Suzy Platt - Quotations, English - 1993 - 520 pages
...a-ripening, nips his 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 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...
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Selected Poems

William Shakespeare - Poetry - 1995 - 128 pages
...a-ripening, nips his 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. My high-blown pride At length broke under me, and now has left me, Weary and old with service, to the mercy Of a...
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