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" Farewell, a long farewell, to all my greatness ! This is the state of man ; To-day he puts forth The tender leaves of hope, to-morrow blossoms, And bears his blushing honours thick upon him: The third day, comes a frost, a killing frost; And, when he... "
The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare - Page 257
by William Shakespeare - 1826
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare, Volume 19

William Shakespeare - 1821
...And, — when he thinks, good easy man, full surely His greatness is a ripening, — nips his root8, And then he falls, as I do. I have ventur'd, Like...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...
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare, Volume 19

William Shakespeare - 1821
...tender leaves of hope * 7, to-morrow blossoms, And bears his blushing honours thick upon him : The third day, comes a frost, a killing frost ; And, — when...full surely His greatness is a ripening, — nips his root8, And then he falls, as I do. I have ventur'd, Like little wanton boys that swim on bladders,...
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Studies in History; Containing the History of England, from Its ..., Volume 1

Thomas Morell - Great Britain - 1822
...frost, a killing frost, And, when he thinks, good easy man, full sorely His greatness is a rip'ning, nips his root : And then he falls, as I do. I have...ventur'd, Like little wanton boys that swim on bladders, These many summers, in a sea of glory, But far beyond my depth : my high-blown pride At length broke...
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The British essayists, with prefaces by A. Chalmers, Volumes 11-12

British essayists - 1823
...tender leaves of hope ; to morrow blossoms, And bears his blushing honours thick upon him ; The third day comes a frost, a killing frost, And when he thinks,...ripening, nips his root, And then he falls — as I do. We have likewise a fine example of this in the whole part of Andromache in the Distrest Mother, particularly...
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The British Essayists: Spectator

Lionel Thomas Berguer - English essays - 1823
...tender leaves of hope; to-morrow blossoms, And bears his blushing honours thick upon him ; The third day comes a frost, a killing frost, And when he thinks,...ripening, nips his root, And then he falls as I do. We have likewise a fine example of this in the whole part of Andromache in the Distrest Mother, particularly...
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The American Church Monthly, Volume 8

Anglo-Catholicism - 1920
...; he had fought for his honors by intrigue and by every despicable means ; "had ventured," he says, "like little wanton boys that swim on bladders, this...summers in a sea of glory but far beyond my depth." The bubble was pricked, the richness of honors swept away and in the face of death isn't it credible...
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An Audition Handbook of Great Speeches

Jerry Blunt - Acting - 1990 - 207 pages
...frost, a killing frost, And when he thinks, good easy man, full surely His greatness is a-ripening, nips his root, And then he falls, as I do. I have...glory, But far beyond my depth: my high-blown pride Weary and old with service, to the mercy Of a rude stream, that must for ever hide me. Vain pomp and...
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Standup Shakespeare

Ray Leslee, William Shakespeare, Kenneth Welsh - Drama - 1998 - 39 pages
...the tender leaves of hope, tomorrow blossoms, and bears his blushing honors thick upon him. The third day comes a frost, a killing frost, and when he thinks,...greatness is a ripening, nips his root, and then he falls ... sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything ... MALE SINGER. WHEN IN DISGRACE WITH FORTUNE...
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A Mirror for Magistrates and the de Casibus Tradition

Paul Budra, Paul Vincent Budra - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 119 pages
...full surely His greatness is a-ripening, nips his root, And then he falls as I do. I have ventured, Like little wanton boys that swim on bladders, This...summers in a sea of glory, But far beyond my depth. (3.2.353-62) He dies humbled, with hopes of heaven. The de casibus pattern implicit in the action of...
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Shakespeare: The Golfer's Companion

Syd Pritchard - Humor - 2005 - 147 pages
...It's no big deal Things won are done; joy's soul lies in the doing. [Troilus and Cressida I ii 310] / have ventur'd, Like little wanton boys that swim on...broke under me, And now has left me, Weary and old to the mercy, Of a rude stream that must for ever hide me The surprising under achiever Th' expectancy...
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