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" O, how wretched Is that poor man that hangs on princes' favours ! There is, betwixt that smile we would aspire to, That sweet aspect of princes, and their ruin, More pangs and fears than wars or women have : And when he falls, he falls like Lucifer, Never... "
The Works of Shakespeare: Collated with the Oldest Copies, and Corrected - Page 353
by William Shakespeare - 1773
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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations

Suzy Platt - 1993 - 520 pages
...smile we would aspire to, That sweet aspect of princes, and their ruin, More pangs and fears than wars or women have; And when he falls, he falls like Lucifer, Never to hope again. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, Henry VIII, act III, scene ii, lines 350-72. Cardinal Wolsey is speaking about...
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Selected Poems

William Shakespeare - 1995 - 128 pages
...smile we would aspire to, That sweet aspect of princes, and their ruin, More pangs and fears than wars or women have; And when he falls, he falls like Lucifer, Never to hope again. 42 0 mighty Caesar! dost thou lie so low? Are all thy conquests, glories, triumphs, spoils, Shrunk...
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The Yellow Brick Road: A Storyteller's Approach to the Spiritual Journey

William J. Bausch - 1999 - 311 pages
...smile we would aspire to, That sweet aspect of princes, and their ruin, More pangs and fears than wars or women have; And when he falls, he falls like Lucifer, Never to hope again. — Shakespeare, Henry VIII O God of earth and altar, Bow down and hear our cry, Our earthly rulers...
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Jane Austen and Leisure

David Selwyn - 1998 - 376 pages
...smile we would aspire to, That sweet aspect of princes, and their ruin, More pangs and fears than wars or women have; And when he falls, he falls like Lucifer, Never to hope again.146 It is the greatest speech in the play, and undoubtedly one of the things Crawford reads,...
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Shakespeare: la invención de lo humano

Harold Bloom - 2001 - 734 pages
...we would aspire to, /That sweet aspect of princes, and their ruin, / More pangs and fears than wars or women have; / And when he falls, he falls like Lucifer, / Never to hope again. [III.ii.350-72] Mira tan sólo mi caída, y lo que me arruinó: Cromwell, te lo encomiendo, arroja...
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The Mutual Flame: On Shakespeare's Sonnets and The Phoenix and the Turtle

G. Wilson Knight - 2002 - 233 pages
...smile we would aspire to, That sweet aspect of princes, and their ruin, More pangs and fears than wars or women have; And when he falls, he falls like Lucifer, Never to hope again. (Henry fill, in, ii, 366) Here 'favours' means just what 'favour' might mean in our sonnet. We have...
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The Treasury of David: Spurgeon's Classic Work on the Psalms

Charles Haddon Spurgeon - 704 pages
...we would aspire to, That sweet aspect of princes, and their ruin, More pangs and fears than wars and women have : And when he falls, he falls like Lucifer, Never to hope again. Princes. Earthly princes offer baubles to allure the soul from the pursuit of an eternal prize. Princes...
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