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" Apartment. Enter ITHOCLES. Ith. Ambition ! 'tis of vipers' breed : it gnaws A passage through the womb that gave it motion. Ambition, like a seeled ' dove, mounts upward, Higher and higher still, to perch on clouds, But tumbles headlong down with heavier... "
The Dramatic Works of John Ford: With an Introduction, and Notes Critical ... - Page 139
by John Ford - 1831 - 347 pages
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The Animal-lore of Shakespeare's Time

Emma Phipson - Animals - 1883 - 476 pages
...(Vol. iii. p. 146, ed. 1726.) And again, by Ford : — " Ambition, like a seeled dove, mounts upward, Higher and higher still, to perch on clouds, But tumbles headlong down with heavier ruin." {The Broken Heart, ii. 2.) Thomas Fuller gives us some information with respect to the number of pigeons...
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The Boke Named The Gouernour: Deuised by Sir Thomas Elyot, Knight, Volume 2

Sir Thomas Elyot - Education of princes - 1883
...have had this last passage in his mind when he wrote, ' Ambition, like a seeled dove, mounts upward, Higher and higher still, to perch on clouds, But tumbles headlong down with heavier ruin.' Dramatic ífÍTÍs, vol ip 142, ed. 1831. Rändle Holme in his Academy of Armoury, says that ' Seeled...
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The Boke Named The Gouernour: Deuised by Sir Thomas Elyot, Knight, Volume 2

Sir Thomas Elyot - Education of princes - 1883
...this last passage in his mind when he wrote, 'Ambition, like a seeled dove, mounts upward, H igher and higher still, to perch on clouds, But tumbles headlong down with heavier ruin.' Dramatic Wfrrks, vol. ip 142, cd. 1831. Randle Holme in his Academy of Armoury, says that ' Seeled...
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The Boke Named The Gouernour, Volume 2

Sir Thomas Elyot - Education of princes - 1883
...have had this last passage in his mind when he wrote, ' Ambition, like a seeled dove, mounts upward, Higher and higher still, to perch on clouds, But tumbles headlong down with heavier rain.' Dramatic Works, vol. ip 142, ed. 1831. Rändle Holme in his Academy of Armoury, says that '...
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John Ford

John Ford - English drama - 1888 - 471 pages
...gnaws A passage through the womb that gave it motion. ' Ambition, like a seeled ' dove, mounts upward, Higher and higher still, to perch on clouds, But tumbles...whose sweet music all our actions dance : But this is formed of books and school-tradition ; It physics not the sickness of a rr.ind Broken with griefs :...
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The Broken Heart

John Ford - 1894 - 132 pages
...v A passage through the womb that gave it motion. vf_ Ambition, like a seeled dove, mounts upward, Higher and higher still, to perch on clouds, But tumbles headlong down with heavier ruins. 5 ' *. J So squibs and crackers fly into the air, A Then, only breaking with a noise, they vanish...
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The Works of John Ford, Volume 1

John Ford - 1895
...found her saints, I can only reply, where Phulas found h1s dancing bears. \ Higher and higher still,7 to perch on clouds, But tumbles headlong down with...But this is form['d] of books and school-tradition ; It physics not the sickness of a mind Broken with griefs : strong fevers are not eas'd With counsel,...
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The Broken Heart

John Ford - 1906 - 143 pages
...gnaws A passage through the womb that gave it motion. Ambition, like a seeled dove, mounts upward, Higher and higher still, to perch on clouds, But tumbles...in tune, At whose sweet music all our actions dance : I0 But this is formed of books, and school-tradition ; It physics not the sickness of a mind Broken...
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The Shakespeare Symphony: An Introduction to the Ethics of the Elizabethan Drama

Harold Bayley - Criticism - 1906 - 393 pages
...it gnaws a passage through the womb that gave it motion. Ambition like a seeled dove mounts upward higher and higher still to perch on clouds, but tumbles headlong down with heavier ruin. FORD (Broken Heart n. 2.) 1633. This insatiate spirit of aspiring being so dangerous and fatal, desire...
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A Dictionary of Similes

Frank Jenners Wilstach - Quotations, English - 1916 - 488 pages
...rivals. — SIR JOHN DENHAM. Ambition — continued. Ambition, like a seeled [blind] dove mounts upward, Higher and higher still, to perch on clouds, But tumbles headlong down with heavier ruin. — JOHN FORD. As ambitious as Lady Macbeth. — JAMES HUNEKER. Ambition, like a torrent, never looks...
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