...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 round, He then unto the ladder turns his back, Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend.
I shall have glory by this losing day, More than Octavius and Mark Antony By this vile conquest shall attain unto.
Night hangs upon mine eyes; my bones would rest That have but labour’d to attain this hour.
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She was the first woman to attain the rank of general.
They hope to attain effective law and order in the region before withdrawing troops.