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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 John Dryden: Now First Collected ...

John Dryden, Sir Walter Scott - English literature - 1808 - 476 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 lefy Titles and names 'twere tedious to rehearse Of lords, below the dignity...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes ..., Volume 9

John Dryden - English literature - 1808 - 482 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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Memoirs of Count Grammont, Volume 2

Anthony Hamilton (Count) - France - 1809 - 344 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' Absalom. and Achitophel. Pope describes the last scene of this no~ bleman's...
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Waller, Butler, Rochester, Roscommon, Otway, Pomfret, Dorset, Stepney, J ...

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810 - 654 pages
...parties, but could ne'er be chief: For spite of him the weight of business fell On Absalom, and wise rjurers ? Only to stand by, and look on, But not knuw wliat is said 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, Esq: Containing Original Poems ..., Volume 1

John Dryden - 1811 - 642 pages
...relief By forming parties, but could ne'er be chief: For, fpite of him, the weight of bufinefs fell 565 On Abfalom, 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 rehearfe Of lords, below the dignity...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden: Containing Original Poems ..., Volume 1

John Dryden - 1811 - 584 pages
...relief By forming parties, but could ne'er be chief: For, fpite of him, the weight of bufinefs fell 565 On Abfalom, and wife Achitophel : Thus, wicked but in will, of means bereft, He left not faction, but of that was left.x Titles and names 'twere tedious to rehearfe a Of lords, below the dignity...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Lives of the Authors, Volume 11

Ezekiel Sanford - English poetry - 1819 - 410 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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The British poets, including translations, Volume 24

British poets - 1822 - 316 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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Illustrations, Critical, Historical, Biographical, and ..., Volume 3

Richard Warner - 1824
...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 play was instantly damned. — Royal and Noble Authors, v. ii....
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New Elegant Extracts: A Unique Selection ... from the Most Eminent Prose and ...

Richard Alfred Davenport - English literature - 1824
...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. DRTDEN. CHARACTER OF OG. Now stop your noses, readers, all and some,...
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