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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... "
The plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text of the corrected copy ... - Page 22
by William Shakespeare - 1811
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Mrs. Jordan, Volume 2

James Boadan - 1800
...Ambition's ladder, Whereto the climber upward turns his face: But when he once attains the topmost round, He then unto the ladder turns his back, Looks...scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend." —Julius Casar, 1623, p. 114. Such a quotation .operated like an extinguisher upon poor human vanity,...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 8

William Shakespeare - 1803
...Caesar, 1 have not known when his affections sway'd More than his reason. But 'tis a common proof,' That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto...turns his back, Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees7 By which he did ascend : So Caesar may; Then, lest he may, prevent. And, since the quarrel...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare, Volume 7

William Shakespeare, George Steevens, Nicholas Rowe, Samuel Johnson - 1804
...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 ladder, Whereto...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 plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text of the corrected copy ...

William Shakespeare - 1805
...Caesar, I have not known when his affections sway'd More than his reason. But 'tis a common proof, 5 That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto...back, Looks in the clouds> scorning the base degrees 0 By which he did ascend: So Cassar may; Then, lest he may, prevent. And, since the quarrel Will bear...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare : Accurately Printed from the ..., Volume 8

William Shakespeare - 1805
...Caesar, I have not known when his affections sway'd More than his reason. But 'tis a common proof,5 That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto...turns his back, Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees6 By which he did ascend : So Caesar may ; Then, lest he may, prevent. And, since the quarrel...
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Remarks, critical, conjectural, and explanatory, upon the plays of ..., Issue 1

E. H. Seymour, Baron John Howe Chedworth, Capel Lofft, Benjamin Strutt - Drama - 1805
...Ambition's ladder, " To which the climber upward turns his face ; " But when he once attains the utmost round, " He then unto the ladder turns his back, "...scorning the base degrees " By which he did ascend." 200. " Whereas*' for " where." In the third act we find " where* for " whereas." 201, " Here's none...
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Notes Upon Some of the Obscure Passages in Shakespeare's Plays: With Remarks ...

John Howe Baron Chedworth - 1805 - 375 pages
...ambition's ladder, Whereto the climber-upward turns his face : But when he once attains the utmost round, He then unto the ladder turns his back, Looks...scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend. Mr. M. Mason is right. P. 29.— 332.— 27*. Brutus opens the Letter, and reads. Brutus, thou sleep'st...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With Notes of Various Commentators, Issue 11

William Shakespeare - 1806
...reason. But '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...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 Plays of Shakspeare: Printed from the Text of Samuel Johnson ..., Volume 10

1807
...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 ladder, Whereto...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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Stultifera Navis; ...: The Modern Ship of Fools

William Henry Ireland - Satire, English - 1807 - 295 pages
...here : 'Tis a common proof, That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, . Whereto the climber upwards turns his face ; But when he once attains the upmost...scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend. Ambition is a gilded bubble bright, That hoodwinks sense and blinds the keenest sight; A specious phantom,...
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