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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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Selections from the British Satirists: With an Introductory Essay by Cecil ...

Cecil Headlam - English literature - 1897 - 342 pages
...ne'er be chief: For, spite of him, the weight of business fell 1 Buckingham. * 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 hatred...
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A School History of English Literature, Volume 2

Elizabeth Lee - English literature - 1898 - 258 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. In the ranks of the opposition are also to be found the clergy " Who...
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From Chaucer to Tennyson: With Twenty-nine Portraits and Selections from ...

Henry Augustin Beers - English literature - 1899 - 325 pages
...parties, but could ne'er be chief : For spite of him, the weight of business fell To Absalom and wise Achitophel.' Thus, wicked but in will, of means bereft, He left not faction, but of that was left. THE CHEATS OF HOPE. [From " Aurengzebe."] WHEN I consider life, 'tis...
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The Universal Anthology: A Collection of the Best Literature ..., Volume 15

Richard Garnett, Léon Vallée, Alois Brandl - Anthologies - 1899 - 430 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. SLINOSBY BETHEL. Shimei, whose youth did early promise bring Of zeal...
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The universal anthology, a collection of the best literature ..., Volume 15

Richard Garnett - 1899
...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 BETHEL. His hand a vare of justice did uphold ; His neck was loaded with...
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A Collection of Eighteenth Century Verse

Margaret Lynn - English poetry - 1907 - 530 pages
...parties, but could ne'er be chief; 565 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. BARZILLAI IN this short file Barzillai first appears; Barzillai, crowned...
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English Poetry (1170-1892).

John Matthews Manly - English poetry - 1907 - 616 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. ******* FROM RELIGIO LAICI Oh, but, says one, Tradition set aside, 276...
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The Literary History of the Adelphi and Its Neighborhood

Austin Brereton - Adelphi (London, England) - 1907 - 376 pages
...parties, but could ne'er be chief; For spite of him, the weight of business fell On Absalom, or wise Achitophel ; Thus wicked but in will, of means bereft, He left not faction, but of that was left." Buckingham, whose estates had been confiscated by Cromwell in 1648,...
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Twelve Centuries of English Poetry and Prose

Alphonso Gerald Newcomer - English literature - 1910 - 776 pages
...parties, but could ne'er be chief: For spite of him, the weight of business fell On Absalom and wise faction, but of that was left. MAC FLECKXOE.* All human things are subject to decay And, when Fate...
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A Study of Versification

Brander Matthews - English language - 1911 - 300 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 heroic couplet, which seems to be best fitted for satire, Dryden...
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