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" Farewell ! a long farewell, to all my greatness ! This is the state of man : to-day he puts forth The tender leaves of hope, to-morrow blossoms, And bears his blushing honours thick upon him . The third day comes a frost, a killing frost, And, when... "
HOYT'S NEW CYCLOPEDIA OF PRACTICAL QUOTATIONS - Page 333
by KATE LOUISE ROBERTS - 1922
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London Medical and Surgical Journal, Volume 1

1832
...proved abortive î This body may well exclaim with a doubledealing courtier of old ; " Farewell a long farewell to all my greatness ! This is the...thinks, good easy man, full surely His greatness is a ripening, nips his shoot; And then he falls as I do/' Yes, the Board has ventured far beyond its...
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The English Orator: a Selection of Pieces for Reading & Recitation

James Hedderwick - 1833 - 216 pages
...Bequeath'd by bleeding Sire to Son, Though baffled oft, is ever won. WOLSEY AND CROMWELL. Wol. FAREWELL, a long farewell to all my greatness! This is the state...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;...
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Literary recreations; or, Scenes from real life

John Young (M.A.) - 1833 - 323 pages
...from the place of his defeat, sighing as he did so, with the fallen Cardinal Wolsey, " Farewell, a long farewell to all my greatness. This is the state...thinks, good, easy man, full surely His greatness is a ripening, nips his root, And then he falls, as I do." He now rejoined his brother in London,...
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A treatise on happiness [by J. Flamank].

James Flamank - 1833
...statue to a gallows ! " Wolsey exclaims, when he had tasted the bitterness of disgrace, " Farewell ! a long farewell to all my greatness ! This is the...thinks, good easy man, full surely, His greatness is a ripening nips his root; And then he falls as I do." When Damocles, a flatterer of Dionysius...
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Poetic gems: partly original; but chiefly selected from the best authors: by ...

Samuel BLACKBURN - 1833 - 240 pages
...lies the head that wears a crown ! Shakspeare. CARDINAL WOLSEY'S LAMENTATION OP HIS PALL. FAREWELL, a long farewell, to all my greatness ! 'This is the...thinks, good easy man, full surely His greatness is a rip'ning, nips his root ; And then he falls, as I do. I have ventur'd, Like little wanton boys that...
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An Audition Handbook of Great Speeches

Jerry Blunt - 1990 - 207 pages
...my greatness! This is the state of man: today he puts forth The tender leaves of hopes; tomorrow the blossoms, And bears his blushing honours thick upon...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 many summers in a sea of glory,...
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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations

Suzy Platt - 1992 - 520 pages
...farewell, to all my greatness! This is the state of man: to-day he puts forth The tender leaves of hopes; to-morrow blossoms, And bears his blushing honours...a-ripening, nips his root, And then he falls, as I da I have ventur'd, Like little wanton boys that swim on bladders, This many summers in a sea of glory,...
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Political and Social Essays

Louisa Susanna Cheves McCord - 1995 - 510 pages
...speaker is Cardinal Wolsey): This is the state of man; today he puts forth The tender leaves of hopes, tomorrow blossoms, And bears his blushing honours...a-ripening, nips his root, And then he falls as I do. The civilized world seems, we have said, to be struggling in its death throes; not yet is "the strong...
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Selected Poems

William Shakespeare - 1995 - 128 pages
...to-day he puts forth The tender leaves of hopes; to-morrow blossoms And bears his blushing honors thick upon him; The third day comes a frost, a killing frost,...a-ripening, nips his root, And then he falls as I do. I have ventured, Like little wanton boys that swim on bladders, This many summers in a sea of glory,...
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Quotations of Wit and Wisdom

John W. Gardner, John William Gardner, Francesca Gardner Reese - 1996 - 247 pages
...Shakespeare When thou dost hear a toll or knell Then think upon thy passing bell. John Ray Farewell, a long farewell, to all my greatness! This is the...of hope; tomorrow blossoms, And bears his blushing honors thick upon him: The third day comes a frost, a killing frost, And when he thinks, good easy...
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