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" Nay then, farewell ! I have touch'd the highest point of all my greatness ; And, from that full meridian of my glory, I haste now to my setting : I shall fall Like a bright exhalation in the evening, And no man see me more. "
The Plays of William Shakespeare - Page 76
by William Shakespeare - 1804
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Observations on the Popular Antiquities of Great Britain: Chiefly ..., Volume 2

Brand - Christian antiquities - 1849
...Bartlemy, to make the fair personal, has had his day, and must speedily say farewell! " I have touched the highest point of all my greatness, and from that...exhalation in the evening, and no man see me more." The following allusion to the roast pig is from Poor Robin's Almanack for 17-40 : " If women that with...
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The Beauties of the British Poets: With a Few Introductory Observations...

George Croly - English poetry - 1849 - 395 pages
...perforce have melted, And barbarism itself have pitied him. WOLSEY. Nay then, farewell, I have touched.the highest point of all my greatness ; And from that...exhalation in the evening, And no man see me more. So farewell to the little good you bear me. Farewell, a long farewell, to all my greatness ! This is...
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Shakespeare: A Life in Drama

Stanley Wells - Drama - 1995 - 403 pages
...outsider's view of his fate, as if he were writing a poem about it: Nay then, farewell. I have touched the highest point of all my greatness, And from that...exhalation in the evening, And no man see me more. (3.2.223-8) He faces death more nobly than he has lived, mourned by his follower Thomas Cromwell, whom...
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The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1989 - 343 pages
...King, And ride in triumph through Persepolis? Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593) English dramatist, poet I have touch'd the highest point of all my greatness,...full meridian of my glory I haste now to my setting. Wolsey, King Henry Vili William Shakespeare (1564-1616) English dramatist, poet The final event to...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 1132 pages
...old with service, to the mercy Of a rude stream that must forever hide me. (Ill, ii) 4 I have touched the highest point of all my greatness, And from that...exhalation in the evening, And no man see me more. (Ill, ii) 5 Had I but served my God with half the zeal I served my king, he would not in mine age Have...
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The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1993 - 1092 pages
...Late Proclamation 11 792). referring to Paine's political advetsary Edmund Burke. 6 I have touched rather than less, real to us. The function ... S " "F 1993 Columbia Uni WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (1564-166), English dramatist, poet. Wolsey, in King Henry VIII, aci 3. sc. 2....
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 1996 - 865 pages
...enemies, but rather from circumstances. The problem is compounded when Wolsey begins to reveal himself: I have touch'd the highest point of all my greatness....exhalation in the evening, And no man see me more. (Ill, ii, 223-227) Wolsey's ego is suddenly in full view, as his imagery suggests the path of the sun,...
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Quotations of Wit and Wisdom

John W. Gardner, John William Gardner, Francesca Gardner Reese - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1996 - 247 pages
...again. Christopher Fry Wolsey: (when his duplicity is discovered): Nay then, farewell! I have touched the highest point of all my greatness; And, from that...exhalation in the evening, And no man see me more. William Shakespeare THREE Life and the Living "Life Is a Predicament" Life is not a spectacle or a...
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1997 - 625 pages
...Drum! OMAR KHAYYAM, (11 -12th century) Persian astronomer and poet. The Rubaiyat of 6 I have touched the highest point of all my greatness, And from that...exhalation in the evening, And no man see me more. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, (1564-1616) British dramatist, poet. Wolsey, in King Henry VIII, act 3, sc. 2,...
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The Oxford Shakespeare: King Henry VIII: or All is True

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2008 - 240 pages
...farewell. I have touched the highest point of all my greatness, And from that full meridian of my glory 225 I haste now to my setting . I shall fall Like a bright...exhalation in the evening, And no man see me more . Enter to Cardinal Wolsey the Dukes of Norfolk and Suffolk, the Earl of Surrey, and the Lord Chamberlain...
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