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" Like little wanton boys that swim on bladders, This many summers in a sea of glory, But far beyond my depth : my high-blown pride At length broke under me, and now has left me, Weary, and old with service, to the mercy Of a rude stream, that must for... "
The plays of Shakspere, carefully revised [by J.O.] with a selection of engr ... - Page 1290
by William Shakespeare - 1853
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Specimens of Greek and Latin verse: chiefly translations

Charles Rann Kennedy - English poetry - 1853 - 154 pages
...root, And then he falls, as I do. I have ventured, Like little wanton boys that swim on bladders, These many summers in a sea of glory, But far beyond my...me. Vain pomp and glory of this world, I hate ye; I feel my heart new opened : 0, how wretched Is that poor man, that hangs on princes' favours ? THE...
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Dictionary of Shakespearian Quotations: Exhibiting the Most Forcible ...

William Shakespeare - 1853 - 418 pages
...surely His greatness is a ripening, — nips his root, And then he falls, as I do. I have ventur'd, Like little wanton boys that swim on bladders, This...the mercy Of a rude stream, that must for ever hide mo. Vain pomp, and glory of this world, I hate ye ; I feel my heart new opened : O, how wretched Is...
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Psychology of Learning and Motivation, Volume 22

Psychology - 1989 - 370 pages
...cut their owner's fingers. 5. She allowed life to waste like a tap left running. (Virginia Wolfe) 6. I have ventured, /Like little wanton boys that swim...mercy /Of a rude stream, that must for ever hide me. (William Shakespeare) 7. The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun. (Robert Herrick) 8. Coffee is like a...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 114

England - 1873
...and stands before us an undeniable failure. "I have ventured, Like little wanton boys that swim ou bladders, This many summers in a sea of glory ; But...mercy Of a rude stream, that must for ever hide me." We are mistaken if ever — no matter what politics may be in the ascendant — the people of England...
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Proverbs

Kenneth T. Aitken - Religion - 1986 - 264 pages
...inflated bubble is bound to burst — as Shakespeare's Wolsey bitterly discovered: . . . I have ventur'd. Like little wanton boys that swim on bladders, This...service, to the mercy Of a rude stream, that must forever hide me. (b) The Sin of Pride. The connection between the first and second lines of 21:4 is...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Reference - 1992 - 1132 pages
...GN; NOBE; OBEV; OBS; PoEL-2; TrGrPo; UnS 2 No man's pie, is freed From his ambitious finger. (I, i) 3 villagers — The rector, the midwife, the sexton,...* The long wait for the angel, For that rare, ran forever hide me. (Ill, ii) 4 I have touched the highest point of all my greatness, And from that full...
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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations

Suzy Platt - Quotations, English - 1993 - 520 pages
...full surely His greatness is a-ripening, nips his root, And then he falls, as I da I have ventur'd, Like little wanton boys that swim on bladders, This...me. Vain pomp and glory of this world, I hate ye! I feel my heart new open'd. O, how wretched Is that poor man that hangs on princes' favours! There...
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Selected Poems

William Shakespeare - Poetry - 1995 - 128 pages
...he thinks, good easy man, full surely His greatness is a-ripening, nips his root, And then he falls as I do. I have ventured, Like little wanton boys...me. Vain pomp and glory of this world, I hate ye! I feel my heart new opened. O, how wretched Is that poor man that hangs on princes' favors! There is...
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The Yellow Brick Road: A Storyteller's Approach to the Spiritual Journey

William J. Bausch - Religion - 1999 - 311 pages
...full surely His greatness is a-ripening, nips his root, And then he falls, as I do. I have ventur'd, Like little wanton boys that swim on bladders, This...me. Vain pomp and glory of this world, I hate ye; I feel my heart new open'd. O, how wretched Is that poor man that hangs on princes' favors! There is...
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Jane Austen and Leisure

David Selwyn - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 352 pages
...surely His greatness is a-ripening, nips his root, And then he falls as I do. I have ventur'd Like litde wanton boys that swim on bladders, This many summers...that must for ever hide me. Vain pomp and glory of the world, I hate ye; I feel my heart new open'd. O how wretched of Mr. Edmund Bertram so formal, so...
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