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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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Smaller specimens of English literature, with notes. Ed. by W. Smith

sir William Smith - 1869 - 378 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. a gestum, or heroic exploit ; and a gestour was a narrator of such deeds...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 7; Volume 231

English periodicals - 1871 - 942 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 " Religio Laid," or " The Layman's Faith ;" and " The Hind and the...
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History of English literature, tr. by H. van Laun, Volume 2

Hippolyte Adolphe Taine - 1871 - 566 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. . . . Shimei,1 whose youth did early promise bring Of zeal to God and...
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Stanzas on the Death of Oliver Cromwell: Astraea Redux; Annus Mirabilis ...

John Dryden - 1871 - 376 pages
...parties, but could ne'er be chief: For spite of him, the weight of business fell 565 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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History of English Literature, Volume 2

Hippolyte Taine - English literature - 1871 - 564 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. . . . Shimei,1 whose youth did early promise bring Of zeal to God and...
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Stanzas on the Death of Oliver Cromwell: Astraea Redux; Annus Mirabilis ...

John Dryden - 1871 - 368 pages
...parties, but could ne'er be chief: For spite of him, the weight of business fell 565 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

John Dryden - English poetry - 1897 - 764 pages
...parties, but could ne'er be chief : For spite of him, the weight of business fell 565 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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Dryden: Stanzas on the Death of Oliver Cromwell ; Astrea Redux ; Annus ...

John Dryden - 1874 - 388 pages
...parties, but could ne'er be chief: For spite of him, the weight of business fell 565 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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Dryden: Stanzas on the Death of Oliver Cromwell ; Astrea Redux ; Annus ...

John Dryden - 1874 - 376 pages
...parties, but could ne'er be chief: For spite of him, the weight of business fell 565 JOn 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, ed. by C.C. Clarke

John Dryden - 1874 - 738 pages
...parties, but could ne'er be chief : For, spite of him the weight of business fell ess 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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