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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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Select British Poets, Or, New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present ...

William Hazlitt - English poetry - 1824 - 1062 pages
...parties, but could ne'er be chief: For spite of him the weight of business fell On Absalom, and wise h h d sxn s t t t g faction, but ofthat was left. Titles and names 'twere tedious to rehearse Of lords, below the dignity...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden, Volume 1

John Dryden - 1832 - 342 pages
...parties, but could ne'er be chief: For, spite of him, the weight of business fell ses 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 Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart: Life of Dryden

Walter Scott - France - 1834 - 514 pages
...paraphrasing the speech to his Oxford For, spite of htm, 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. "] parliament, at least the most striking passages, as a conclusion...
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The Works of John Dryden: In Verse and Prose, with a Life, Volume 1

John Dryden - 1837 - 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 't were tedious to rehearse Of lords, below the dignity...
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Specimens of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical Notices, and ...

Thomas Campbell - Authors, English - 1841 - 846 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 f[ This last couplet is borrowed from w>mo lines under a portrait of...
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The United States Magazine and Democratic Review, Volume 11

United States - 1842 - 712 pages
...parlies, but could ne'er bo chief; For eplte 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." 1842.1 Churchill. " Next day the post-boy winde his horn, And rides...
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Environs of London: Western Division

John Fisher Murray - London (England) - 1842 - 320 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." present domain was formerly the property of the Friends, descendants...
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Chronicles of Fashion: From the Time of Elizabeth to the Early ..., Volume 1

Elizabeth Stone - England - 1845 - 472 pages
...parties, but could ne'er be chief : For, spite of him, the weight of bus'ness fell On Absalom and wise Achitophel :* Thus, wicked but in will, of means bereft, He left not faction, but of that was left." On the death of Charles, Buckingham retired from Court to live on the...
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Wit and Humor

Leigh Hunt - English poetry - 1846 - 282 pages
...parties, but could ne'er be chief: For spite of him the weight of business fell On Absalom and false Achitophel Thus, wicked but in will, of means bereft, He left not faction, but of that was left.' i " Character of the Duke of Buckingham."— The duke intrigued against...
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Wit and Humour, Selected from the English Poets: With an Illustrative Essay ...

Leigh Hunt - English poetry - 1846 - 386 pages
...parties, but could ne'er be chief : For spite of him the weight of business fell On Absalom and false Achitophel. Thus, wicked but in will, of means bereft, He left not faction, but of that was left.2 1 " Character of 'the Duke of Buckingham." — The duke intrigued against...
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