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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 first (-sixth) 'Standard' reader - Page 267
by James Stuart Laurie - 1863
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The Plays, Volume 7

William Shakespeare - 1824
...falls, as I do. I have vcntur'd, * Absolute. •(• As the Pope's legate. JA writ incurring a penalty. Like little wanton boys that swim on bladders, This...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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A dictionary of quotations from the British poets, by the author of The ...

British poets - 1824
...feeble temper should So get the start of the majestic world, And bear the palm alone. I have ventur'd, Like little wanton boys that swim on bladders, This...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 Beauties of Shakespeare: Selected from Each Play : with a General Index ...

William Shakespeare, William Dodd - Fore-edge painting - 1824 - 385 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...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 British Theatre: Or, A Collection of Plays, which are Acted at ..., Volume 6

Mrs. Inchbald - English drama - 1824
...good easy man ! full surely His greatness is a ripening, — nips his root, And then he falls, as 1 do. I have ventured, 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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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - Diccion - 1825 - 372 pages
...frost, And when he thinks, good easy man, full surely His greatness is a ripening, nips his shoot — 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 depth ; my high blown pride At length broke...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text by G. Steevens ..., Volume 7

William Shakespeare - 1826
...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...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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Cumberland's British Theatre: With Remarks, Biographical and Critical, Volume 5

George Daniel, John Cumberland - English drama - 1826
...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 ventured, Like little wanton boys, that swim on bladders, These many summers in a sea of glory ; But far beyond my depth : my high-blown prid.e At length broke...
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The Beauties of Shakspeare Regularly Selected from Each Play. With a General ...

William Shakespeare - 1827 - 345 pages
...a ripening, — nips his root, And then he falls, as I do. I have ventur'd, Like little wanton boy? 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 hast left me, Weary, and old with service, to the...
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The Speaker; Or, Miscellaneous Pieces: Selected from the Best English ...

William Enfield - Elocution - 1827 - 346 pages
...'he falls, as I do. I have ventur'd, / Like little wanton boys, that- swim on bladders, These man/ 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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An Essay on Elocution: With Elucidatory Passages from Various Authors

John Hanbury Dwyer - Elocution - 1828 - 298 pages
...frost.) And when he thinks, (good easy man,) full surely His greatness is a ripening, nips his shoot 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 depth : my high blown pride At length bioke...
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