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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 Town: Its Memorable Characters and Events. St. Paul's to St ..., Volume 2

Leigh Hunt - London (England) - 1848 - 334 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." " This inimitable description," observes Sir Walter Scott, in a note...
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The Town: Its Memorable Characters and Events. St. Paul's to St ..., Volume 2

Leigh Hunt - London (England) - 1848 - 334 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." " This inimitable description," observes Sir Walter Scott, in a note...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 1

Abraham Mills - English literature - 1851 - 600 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 milk-white hind, immortal and unchang'd, Fed on the lawns, and in...
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Selections from the Poetry of Dryden: Including His Plays and Translations

John Dryden - English poetry - 1852 - 378 pages
...parties, but could ne'er be chief: For spite of him the weight of bus' ness fell On Absalom and wise Achitophel: Thus, wicked but in will, of means bereft, He left not faction, but of that was left. Yet Corah, thou shalt from oblivion pass; Erect thyself, thou monumental...
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Lands of the Free: Historical Broadcast Series of the NBC Inter-American ...

NBC University of the Air - America - 1852 - 456 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. Drydens Absalom and Achitophel. " The Duke of Buckingham now acted as...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions ...

Robert Chambers - Authors, English - 1853 - 714 pages
...parties, but could ne'er be chief; Frr, 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. [Shaftdbury'l Address to Monmoutli.} [From the aama] Auspicious prince,...
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Memoirs of the Court of Charles the Second

Anthony Hamilton (Count), Charles II (King of England), Thomas Blount - Great Britain - 1853 - 568 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. Pope describes the last scene of this nobleman's...
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Memoirs of the Court of England During the Reign of the Stuarts: Including ...

John Heneage Jesse - Great Britain - 1855 - 570 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."* This fine poetical portrait is familiar with every one. Sketched by...
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Principles of Elocution

Thomas Ewing - Elocution - 1857 - 428 pages
...parties, but could not 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. DRYDEN. 37. CHARACTER OP SHAFTESBURY. OF these the false Achitophel...
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Class Book of Poetry: Consisting of Selections from Distinguished English ...

John Seely Hart - Readers - 1857 - 394 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. MANKIND. (From Jill for Love.) Men are but children of a larger growth;...
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