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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... "
An Essay on the Writings and Genius of Shakespear Compared with the Greek ... - Pagina 214
door Mrs. Montagu (Elizabeth), Elizabeth Robinson Montagu - 1769 - 288 pagina’s
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The plays of William Shakspeare, with the corrections and illustr ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1809
...wonder at this; for our poet himself has told us, : ——— 'tis a common proof, ' That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, ' Whereto the climber upward turns his face; * But when lie once attains the utmost round ' He then unto the ladder turns his back; ' Looks in the clouds."—...
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An Essay on the Writings and Genius of Shakespeare: Compared with the Greek ...

Elizabeth Robinson Montagu - 1810 - 296 pagina’s
...imperial power may change the conduct of the man. BRUTUS. ... . ."; 'Tis a common proof, That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto the climber upward...face ; .-.••••; But when he once attains the, upmost round, He then unto the ladder turns his back, , , . i] . , • • Looks in the clouds,...
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An Essay on the Writings and Genius of Shakspeare, Compared with the Greek ...

Mrs. Montagu (Elizabeth) - 1810 - 296 pagina’s
...that imperial power may change the conduct of the man. BRUTUS. "lis a common proof. That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto the climber upward turns his face ; But TV hen he once attains the upmost round, He then unto the ladder turns his back, Looks in the clouds,...
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Timon of Athens. Coriolanus. Julius Ceasar. Antony and Cleopatra

William Shakespeare - 1811
...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 degrees8 By which he did ascend : So Caesar may ; • Then, lest he may, prevent....
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The plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text of the ..., Volume 7

William Shakespeare - 1811
...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 ascend : So Cassar may; Then, lest he may, prevent. And,...
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The Works of William Shakespeare, Volume 6

William Shakespeare - 1811
...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 degrees6 By which he did ascend : So Cxsar may ; Then, lest he may, prevent. And,...
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The Works of William Shakespeare: In Nine Volumes, Volume 6

William Shakespeare - 1811
...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 ascend : So Csesar may ; Then, lest he may, prevent. And,...
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The Works in Verse and Prose

Robert Treat Paine - 1812 - 464 pagina’s
...Ambition's ladder, Whereto the * limber upwards turns his face. Bat wh-n be once attains the topmost round, He then unto the ladder turns his back, Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees, By which be did ascend." — Invest a Jacobin (of this minor species) in...
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Aphorisms from Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - 1812 - 456 pagina’s
...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 ascend. 977. Resist Beginnings *: — whatsoe'er is ill,...
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Elegant extracts in poetry, Volume 2

Elegant extracts - 1816
...off at pleasure. Ambition, covered with specious Humility. 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 round, He then unto the ladder turns his back, Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees...
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