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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 Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 1

Abraham Mills - English literature - 1858 - 594 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 HIND AND PANTHER. A milk-white hind, immortal and unchang'd, Fed...
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A history of English literature, in a series of biographical sketches

William Francis Collier - American literature - 1862 - 678 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. LOCKE STUDIES MEDICINE. 243 CHAPTER VI. JOHN LOCKE. Bom 1633 AD... Died...
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A history of English literature, in a series of biographical sketches

William Francis Collier - American literature - 1862 - 550 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. LOCKE STUDIES MEDIC1XE. CHAPTER VI. JOHN LOCKE. Born 1632 AD Died 1704...
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Histoire de la littérature anglaise, Volume 2

Hippolyte Taine - English literature - 1863 - 738 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. 2. Slingsby Bethel. 3. Shimei, whose youlh did early promise bring...
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Choice specimens of English literature, selected and arranged by T.B. Shaw ...

Thomas Budd Shaw, sir William Smith - 1864 - 554 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. 151. CHARACTER OP Oo (the Poet SHADWELL). Og from a treason-tavern rolling...
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Chambers's readings in English poetry

Chambers W. and R., ltd - 1865 - 252 pages
...parties, hut 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. ALEXANDER'S FEAST. An Ode in honour of St Cecilia's Day.1 'Twas at the...
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The Rehearsal: First Acted 7 Dec. 1671. Published ?July 1672. With ...

George Villiers Duke of Buckingham - 1868 - 170 pages
...Parties, but coud ne're be Chief: For, spight of him, the weight of Business fell On Absalom and his wise Achitophel: Thus, wicked but in will, of means bereft. He left not Faction, but of that was left. Dryden, writing— after Buckingham was dead and buried — his Dedication...
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The book of poetry for schools and families [ed.] by W. Davis

William Davis (B.A.) - 1869 - 200 pages
...parties, but could ne'er be chief; c 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. Ibid. ALEXANDER POPE. (1688—1744.) BORN in the Strand, London, where...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart: Life of Dryden

Sir Walter Scott - Demonology - 1869 - 488 pages
...paraphrasing the speech to his Oxford 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 " 1 parliament, at least the most striking passages, as a conclusion...
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Choice Specimens of English Literature: Selected from the Chief English ...

Thomas Budd Shaw, William Smith - English literature - 1869 - 420 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. 146, VENI CREATOR SPIRITC*. Creator Spirit, by whose aid The World's...
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