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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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Themes in Drama: Volume 3, Drama, Dance and Music

Redmond, James, M.A - Drama - 1981 - 254 pages
...Ithocles rehearsing his virtuous heroic role, disclaiming ambition in favour of morality which, when applied To timely practice, keeps the soul in tune,...whose sweet music all our actions dance: But this is formed of books and school-tradition; It physics not the sickness of a mind Broken with griefs: strong...
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The Selected Plays of John Ford: The Broken Heart, 'Tis Pity She's a Whore ...

John Ford - Drama - 1986 - 356 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 headlong down with heavier ruin. 5 So squibs and crackers fly into the air; Then, only breaking with a noise, they vanish In stench...
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Patterns and Perspectives in English Renaissance Drama

Eugene M. Waith, Douglas Tracy Smith Professor of English Literature Emeritus Eugene M Waith - Literary Criticism - 1988 - 309 pages
...vanishing "in stench and smoke" (11. 6-8). He is fully aware of the way to prevent such futile explosions: Morality applied To timely practice keeps the soul...tune, At whose sweet music all our actions dance. (11. 8-10) Both the ideal and the metaphor in which it is expressed are centrally important in The...
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Women on Stage in Stuart Drama

Sophie Tomlinson - Drama - 2005 - 294 pages
...Ithocles in The Broken Heart as he cautions himself against aspiring to the love of Princess Calantha: 'Morality applied / To timely practice keeps the soul...tune, / At whose sweet music all our actions dance." 1 Ithocles invokes this image of rational composure only to dismiss it as failing to accommodate the...
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The Dramatic Works of John Ford,: In Two Volumes, Volume 1

John Ford - Dramatists, English - 1827 - 616 pages
...gnaws A passage through the womb that gave it motion. Ambition, like a seeled6 dove, mounts upward, Higher and higher still, to perch on clouds, But tumbles...whose sweet music all our actions dance : But this is formfd] of books, and school-tradition ; It physics not the sickness of a mind Broken with griefs :...
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