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Ambition's never safe till power be past

DMI number:
5528
First Line:
Ambition's never safe till power be past
Last Line:
As men till impotent were seldom chaste
Poem Genre / Form:
Couplet, Epigram, and Extract / snippet from longer work
Themes:
Ambition
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Author:
Sir Charles Sedley
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Extract from Antony and Cleopatra Act 1 Scene 1. Pinto (1928) I: 191-263.
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Content/Publication
Title:
Athenian sport: or two thousand paradoxes; with improvements from Boyle, Lock, Norris and other illustrious wits [T93435]
Page No(s):
p.122
Poem Title:
[no title]
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