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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... "
The Plays of William Shakespeare : Accurately Printed from the Text of the ... - Page 267
by William Shakespeare, George Steevens - 1805
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 8

William Shakespeare, George Steevens - Drama - 1803
...Caesar, 1 have not known when his affections sway'd More than his reason. But 'tis a common proof,' That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto...turns his back, Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees7 By which he did ascend : So Caesar may; Then, lest he may, prevent. And, since the quarrel...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare, Volume 7

William Shakespeare, George Steevens, Nicholas Rowe, Samuel Johnson - 1804
...Caesar, I have not known when his affections sway'd More than his reason. But 'tis a common proof, That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto...turns his back, Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend: So Caesar may; Then, lest he may, prevent. And, since the quarrel Will...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text of the corrected copy ...

William Shakespeare - 1805
...Caesar, I have not known when his affections sway'd More than his reason. But 'tis a common proof, 5 That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto...turns his back, Looks in the clouds> scorning the base degrees 0 By which he did ascend: So Cassar may; Then, lest he may, prevent. And, since the quarrel...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With Notes of Various Commentators, Volume 11

William Shakespeare, Manley Wood - Drama - 1806
...reason. 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...turns his back, Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend : So Caesar may ; Then, lest he may, prevent. And, since the quarrel...
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The Plays of Shakspeare: Printed from the Text of Samuel Johnson ..., Volume 10

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens, Isaac Reed - 1807
...Caesar, I have not known when his affections sway'd More than his reason. But 'tis a common proof, That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto...turns his back, Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend : So Caesar may ; Then, lest he may, prevent. And, since the quarrel...
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Stultifera navis: qua omnium mortalium narratur Stultitia : The modern ship ...

William Henry Ireland - Literary Criticism - 1807 - 295 pages
...introduction here : Tis a common proof, That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto the climber upwards turns his face; But when he once attains the upmost...turns his back, Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend. Ambition is a gilded bubble bright, That hoodwinks sense, and blinds...
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Stultifera Navis; ...: The Modern Ship of Fools

William Henry Ireland - Satire, English - 1807 - 295 pages
...here : 'Tis a common proof, That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, . Whereto the climber upwards turns his face ; But when he once attains the upmost...turns his back, Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend. Ambition is a gilded bubble bright, That hoodwinks sense and blinds...
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The British theatre, or, A collection of plays, which are acted at the ...

Mrs. Inchbald - English drama - 1808
...reason. But 'tis a common proof, That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto the climber upwards turns his face ; But when he once attains the upmost...turns his back, Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees, By which he had ascended. So Caesar may : Then, lest he may, prevent. And since the quarrel...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With the Corrections and ..., Volume 14

William Shakespeare, Joseph Dennie, Isaac Reed, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - 1809
...uncontrouled power. I think Warburton right. Johnson. More than his reason. But 'tis a common proof,o That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto...the upmost round, He then unto the ladder turns his back,1 Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees2 By which he did ascend : So Caesar may ; Then,...
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The plays of William Shakespeare ...: With the corrections and ..., Volume 14

William Shakespeare, Joseph Dennie, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - 1809
...uncontrouled power. I think Warburton right. Johnson. More than his reason. But 'tis a common proof," That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto...the upmost round, He then unto the ladder turns his back,1 Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees2 By which he did ascend : So Caesar may ; Then,...
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