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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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English Literature: With Illustrations from Poetry and Prose

Geraldine Emma Hodgson - English literature - 1923 - 328 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. Yet a little more scarifying still is his description of Slingsby Bethel...
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England Under the Restoration (1660-1688)

Thora Guinevere Stone - Great Britain - 1923 - 286 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. 8. [Appointment of Henry Purcell, organist of Westminster Abbey, to...
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The Satires of Dryden: Absalom and Achitophel, The Medal, Mac Flecknoe ...

John Dryden - 1923 - 196 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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Dryden: Poetry & Prose: With Essays by Congreve, Johnson, Scott and Others

John Dryden, William Congreve, Samuel Johnson, Walter Scott - Authors, English - 1925 - 230 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. Surrounded thus with friends of every sort, 682 Deluded Absalom forsakes...
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The Copeland Reader

Charles Townsend Copeland - American literature - 1926 - 1746 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 Song for St. Cecilia's Day FROM harmony, from heavenly harmony This...
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English Prose and Poetry

John Matthews Manly - English literature - 1926 - 928 pages
...parties, but could ne'er be chief : For spite of him, the weight of business fell 565 On Absalom and wise faction, but of that was left. FROM THE HIND AND THE PANTHER A milk-white Hind, immortal and unchanged,...
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Restoration Literature: An Anthology

Paul Hammond - English literature - 2002 - 484 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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The Major Works

John Dryden - English literature - 2003 - 1024 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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