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" He laughed himself from court; then sought relief By forming parties, but could ne'er be chief; For, spite of him, the weight of business fell On Absalom, and wise Achitophel ; Thus, wicked but in will, of means bereft, He left not faction, but of that... "
The Miscellaneous Works of John Dryden, Esq: Containing All His Original ... - Page 129
by John Dryden - 1767
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The Works of the English Poets: Dryden

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779 - 338 pages
...fell On Abfalom, and wife Achttophel : Thus, wicked but in will, of means bereft, He left not faction, but of that was left. Titles and names 'twere tedious to rehearfe Of lords, below the dignitv of verfe. Wits, warriors, commonwealths-men, were the beft: Kind hufbands, and mere nobles,...
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The Hibernian Magazine, Or, Compendium of Entertaining Knowledge

1783 - 800 pages
...then fought relief • By fonninp parties, but cou'd ne'er be chief : Duke tf Buckingham. Auguft, ' For, fpite of him, the weight of bufinefs fell , '...Achitophel. • Thus, wicked but in will, of means bereft, 4 He left not faction, but of that was left." The duke was an advifer of the declaration of indulgence...
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The works of the British poets, Volume 6

Robert Anderson - English poetry - 1795 - 810 pages
...fquanāering wealth was his peculiar art : Nothing went unrewarded but defert. Bcggar'd by fools, whom Ш11 he found too late ; He had his jeft, and they had...Thus, wicked but in will, of means bereft, He left not fiaion, but of that was left. Titles and names 'twere tedious to rehcarfc Of lords, below the dignity...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical ...

Robert Anderson - English poetry - 1795 - 836 pages
...forming parties, but could ne'er be chief : For fpite of him the weight of bufinefs fell On A! I. ilc m, and wife Achitophel : Thus, wicked but in will, of means bereft , He left not faction, but of that was left. Titles and names 'twere tedious to rehearfo Of lords, bilow the dignity...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry, Selected for ...

Vicesimus Knox - English poetry - 1796 - 576 pages
...forming parties, but could nc'tr be chief; For, fpite of him, the weight of bulīneli fell On Abialom and wife Achitophel : Thus, wicked but in will, of means bereft, He left not faetion, but ofthat was left. Titles and names 'twere tedious to rehcarfe, Of lords, below the dignity...
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Dryden. Smyth. Duke. King. Sprat. Halifax

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800 - 658 pages
...relief fy forming parties, but could ne'er be chief: Forfpittf.fhim the weight ofbufmefs fell On AMilom, arangued the people, to difpofethem loan indirection, and to eftablifh t rot faction, but of that was left. Titles and names 'tsvere tedious to rehearfe Oi'iords, below the...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden: Now ..., Volume 3

John Dryden - 1800 - 674 pages
...parties, but could ne'er be chief; For, spite of him, the weight of business fell On Absalom, and wise Achitophel : Thus, wicked but in will, of means bereft, He left not faction, but of that was left. " The Duke of Buckingham " (Dr. Lockier observed io Mr. Spence,) " was...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden: Now ..., Volume 3

John Dryden, Edmond Malone - English prose literature - 1800 - 662 pages
...parties, but could ne'er be chief; For, spite of him, the weight of business fell On Absalom, and wise Achitophel : Thus, wicked but in will, of means bereft, He left not faction, but of that was left, " The Duke of Buckingham" (Dr. Lockier observed to Mr. Spence,) " was...
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Poetical Works

John Dryden - 1808 - 380 pages
...parties, but could ne'er be chief: For, spite nf him, the weight of business fell On Absalom, and wise Achitophel: Thus, wicked but in will, of means bereft, He left not faction, but of that was left. Titles and names 'twere tedious to rehearse Of lords below the dignity...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden: Collated with the Best Editions:

John Dryden, Thomas Park - 1808 - 374 pages
...parties, but could ne'er be chief: For, spite of him, the weight of business fell On Absalom, and wise Achitophel: Thus, wicked but in will, of means bereft, He left not faction, but of that was left. Titles and names 'twere tedious to rehearse Of lords below the dignity...
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