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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 DRAMATIC WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE; ILLISTARTED; EMBRACING A LIFE OF ... - Side 25
1851
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Shakespeare Survey, Volum 40

Stanley Wells - 2002 - 256 sider
...of 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...ascend. So Caesar may. Then, lest he may, prevent. (2.1.10-28) My italics mark the clearest signs of dialogic response. Brutus begins with what seems...
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Shakespeare and Machiavelli

John Alan Roe, Both Professors of Maths John Roe - 2002 - 218 sider
...appear: 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...ascend. So Caesar may, Then, lest he may, prevent. (21-8) We have of course heard words very much like these before; Prince Hal utters them during his...
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Excel Preliminary English

David Mahony - 2003 - 282 sider
...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...clouds, scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend ... And therefore think him as a serpent's egg Which, hatch'd, would, as his kind, grow mischievous,...
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Shakespeare Made Easy: Julius Caesar

Tanya Grosz - 2003 - 46 sider
...3 1. "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...scorning the base degrees by which he did ascend." Act two, Scene 1, Brutus to himself 2. "And therefore think him as a serpent's egg, which hatch'd,...
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Julius Caesar

Mark Morris - 2003 - 145 sider
...Caesar, I have not known when his affections swayed 20 More than his reason. But 'tis a common proof That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto...upmost round, He then unto the ladder turns his back, 25 Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend. So Caesar may; Then lest...
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A Dictionary of the Bible: Volume I, Part II (D - Feasts)

James Hastings - 2004 - 340 sider
...brought, 67 laddre, or ellea by degree, It wolde wel have lyked me.' And Shaks. Jul. Caisar, H. i. 26— 4 But when he once attains the upmost round. He then...scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend.' This is the meaning of 'degree' in AV wherever it occurs in the plur. : the ref. being either to the...
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Shakespeare's Tragic Sequence

Kenneth Muir - 2005 - 207 sider
...of Caesar, I have not known when his affections swayed More than his reason. But 'tis a common proof That lowliness is young Ambition's ladder Whereto...he may, prevent. And since the quarrel Will bear no colour for the thing he is, Fashion it thus; that what he is, augmented, Would run to these and these...
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Patterns in Shakespearian Tragedy

Irving Ribner - 2005 - 224 sider
...power must inevitably corrupt the most virtuous man and make a tyrant of him: But 'tis a common proof, That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto...ascend. So Caesar may. Then, lest he may, prevent. (II.i.21-28) In terms of Tudor political doctrine these lines are not without logic.3 Tudor theorists...
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Julius Caesar

William Shakespeare - 2005 - 239 sider
...Brutus tries to justify murdering Caesar, he too evokes the rivalrous world of Roman politics: . . . lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto the...scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend. (2. 1 .23-28) Because Caesar has gained this "upmost round" and towers "like a Colossus" above his...
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Shakespeare and Republicanism

Andrew Hadfield, Professor of English Andrew Hadfield - 2005 - 363 sider
...reason. But 'tis common proof That lowliness is young ambition's ladder Whereto the climber upward turns his face; But when he once attains the upmost...ascend. So Caesar may. Then, lest he may, prevent. (2.1.10-15, 19-iy)97 Given that what is to be carried out is effectively a legal judgement, that Caesar...
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