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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... "
Mrs. Jordan - Page 71
by James Boadan - 1800
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The Works of Mr. William Shakespear: In Eight Volumes. Adorn'd ..., Volume 5

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1709
...not known, when his Affeftions fway'd, More than his Reafon. But 'tis a common Proof, That Lowlinefs is young Ambition's Ladder, Whereto the Climber upward turns his Face; But when he once attains the upmoft Round, He Julius He then unto the Ladder turns his Back, . . ..., ' Looks in the Clouds, fcorning...
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The Complete Art of Poetry, Volume 1

Charles Gildon - Poetics - 1718
...that thee alone obey. "fimen. Ib. OfLowlinefs, or Humility. But 'tis a common Proof, That Lowlinefs is young Ambition's Ladder, Whereto the Climber upward turns his Face ; But when he once attains the upmoft Round, He then unto the Ladder turns hi; Back, Looks in the Clouds, fcorniug the bafe Degrees...
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The Works of Shakespeare in Seven Volumes, Volume 6

William Shakespeare, Mr. Theobald (Lewis) - 1733
...have not known when his affe&ions fway'd More than his reafon. But 'tis a common proof, That lowlinefs is young ambition's ladder, Whereto the climber upward turns his face ; But when he once attains the upmoft round, He then unto the lad*der turns his back, Looks in the clouds, fcorning the bafe degrees...
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The Quintessence of English Poetry, Or, a Collection of All the Beautiful ...

Thomas Hayward, William Oldys - English poetry - 1740
...Though fhe ftretch .her fingers to touch the heav'ns. Lillfs Midas. 'Tis a common proof, That lowlinefs is young ambition's ladder, Whereto the climber upward turns his face ; But when he once attains the upmoft round, He then unto the ladder turns his back, Looks in the clouds, fcorning the bafe degrees...
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The Works of Shakespear: In Six Volumes, Volume 5

William Shakespeare, Sir Thomas Hanmer, Alexander Pope, Nicholas Rowe - 1745
...not known when his affections fway'd More than his reafon. But 'tis a common proof, That lowlinefs is young ambition's ladder, Whereto the climber upward turns his face ; But when he once attains the upmoft round, He then unto the ladder turns his back, Looks in the clouds, fcorning the bale degrees...
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The beauties of Shakespear: regularly selected from each play, with ...

William Shakespeare - 1752
...II. SCENE I. f f Ambition, cover' d with fpecious Humility, But 'tis a common proof, That lowlinefs is young ambition's ladder, Whereto the. climber upward turns his face ; But when he once attains the upmoft round, He then unto the ladder turns his back, Looks in the cloud., fcorning the bafe degrees...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare in Eight Volumes: With the ..., Volume 7

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson - Drama - 1765
...known when his affections fway'd ' More than his reafon. But 'tis a ' common proof, That lowlinefs is young ambition's ladder, Whereto the climber upward turns his face ; But when he once attains the upmoft round, He then unto the ladder turns his back, Looks in the clouds, fcorning the * bafe degrees...
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The Works of Shakespeare: in Eight Volumes, Volume 7

William Shakespeare, Mr. Theobald (Lewis) - 1767
...not known when his affections fway'd More than his reafon. But 'tis a common proof. That lowlinefs is young ambition's ladder, Whereto the climber upward turns his face ; But when he once attains the upmoft round, He then unto the ladder turns his back, Looks in the clouds, fcorning the bafe degrees...
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An Essay on the Writings and Genius of Shakespear Compared with the Greek ...

Elizabeth Robinson Montagu - 1769 - 242 pages
...that imperial power may change the condtiel: df the man. BRUTUS. 'Tis a common proof, That lowlinefs is young ambition's ladder, Whereto the climber upward turns his face ; But when he once attains the upmoft round, He then unto the ladder turns his back, Looks in the clouds, fcorning the bafe degrees...
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The Works of Shakespeare in Twelve Volumes: Collated with the ..., Volume 10

William Shakespeare, Mr. Theobald (Lewis) - History - 1772
...not known when his afl'eftions fwayed More than his reafon. But 'tis a common proof, That lowlinefs is young Ambition's ladder, Whereto the climber upward turns his face ; : But when he once attains the upmoft round, , He then unto the ladder turns his baek, Looks in the clouds'; Tcormng the bafe degrees'...
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