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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 English Parnassus: An Anthology Chiefly of Longer Poems

William Macneile Dixon, Sir Herbert John Clifford Grierson - English poetry - 1911 - 792 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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Representative passages from English literature, chosen and arranged by W.H ...

William Henry Hudson - 1914 - 319 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. REASON AND RELIGION (From Religio Laid) DIM as the borrow'd beams of...
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English Prose and Poetry (1137-1892)

John Matthews Manly - English literature - 1916 - 828 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 THE HIND AND THE PANTHER 6 A milk-white Hind, immortal and unchanged,...
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English Prose and Poetry (1137-1892)

John Matthews Manly - English literature - 1916 - 806 pages
...parties, but could ne'er be chief : For spite of him, the weight of business fell 565 On Absalom and wise u 7 faction, but of that was left. FROM THE HIND AND THE PANTHER • A milk-white Hind, immortal and unchanged,...
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The Great Tradition: A Book of Selections from English and American Prose ...

Edwin Greenlaw, James Holly Hanford - American literature - 1919 - 716 pages
...parties, but could ne'er be chief : For spite of him, the weight of business fell 18 On Absalom and wise win Almiron faction, but of that was left. [From The Hind and Ihe Panther, 1687] A milk-white Hind, immortal and...
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A Guide to the English Language: Its History, Development, and Use

Herbert Charles O'Neill - English language - 1919 - 480 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." JOHN LOCKE (1632-1704) Philosophical and political writer. His chief...
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The Poetry of John Dryden

Mark Van Doren - 1920 - 378 pages
...parties, but could ne'er be chief; For, spite of him, the weight of business fell On Absalom amd wise Achitophel. Thus, wicked but in will, of means bereft, He left not faction, but of that was left. Dryden continued throughout his career to exercise a dictatorship in...
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An English Anthology of Prose and Poetry, Showing the Main Stream of English ...

English literature - 1922 - 1032 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, Part I. A SONG FOR ST. CECILIA'S DAY, 22ND NOVEMBER,...
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A History of English Literature; a Practical Text-book

Edward Albert - English literature - 1923 - 648 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. From this passage quote the lines which hint that Buckingham is respectively...
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An Outline of Humor: Being a True Chronicle from Prehistoric Ages to the ...

Carolyn Wells - Wit and humor - 1923 - 804 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. MILTON COMPARED WITH HOMER AND VIRGIL Under a Picture of Milton in the...
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