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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 Poetical Works of John Dryden - Page 105
by John Dryden - 1900 - 559 pages
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 41-42

John Bell - English poetry - 1777
...devil. In squand'ring wealth was his peculiar art : Nothing went unrewarded hut desert. 5(5o Beggar'd by fools, whom still he found too late ; He had his jest, and they had his estate. He laugh'd himself from Court ; then sought relief By forming parties, hut could ne'er he chief : For,...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden: Now ..., Volume 3

John Dryden, Edmond Malone - English prose literature - 1800
...Beggar'd by fools, whom still he found too late, He had his jest, and they had his estate. He laugh'd himself from court ; then sought relief By forming...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...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden,: Now ..., Volume 3

John Dryden, Edmond Malone - 1800
...fools, whom still he found top late, He had his jest, and they had his estate. He laugh'd himfcelf from court ; then sought relief By forming parties,...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...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden: Now ..., Volume 3

John Dryden, Edmond Malone - English prose literature - 1800
...devil. In squand'ring wealth was his peculiar art ; Nothing went unrewarded — but desert : Beggar'd by fools, whom still he found too late, He had his jest, and they had his estate. He laugh'd himself from court ; then sought relief By forming parties, but could ne'er be chief; For,...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden: Now ..., Volume 3

John Dryden - 1800 - 662 pages
...devil. In squand'ring wealth was his peculiar art ; Nothing went unrewarded — but desert : Beggar'd by fools, whom still he found too late, He had his jest, and they had his estate. He laugh'd himself from court ; then sought relief By forming parties, but could ne'er be chief; For,...
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Bell's Edition: The Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to ...

English poetry - 1801
...Beggar'd by fools, whom still he found too late ; He had his jest, and they had his estate. He laugh'd himself from Court ; then sought relief By forming...could ne'er be chief: For, spite of him, the weight of bus'ness fell On Absalom and wise Achithophel : Thus, wicked but in will, of means bereft, He left...
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Poetical Works

John Dryden - 1808
...devil. Ill squandering wealth was his peculiar art ; Nothing went unrewarded, but desert: Beggar'd by fools, whom still he found too late ; He had his jest, and they had his estate. He laugh'd himself from Court; then sought relief By forming parties, but could ne'er be chief: For, spite...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes ..., Volume 9

John Dryden - English literature - 1808
...him was God or devil. In squandering wealth was his peculiar art; Nothing went unrewarded but desert. Beggared by fools, whom still he found too late; He...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...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ...

John Dryden, Sir Walter Scott - English literature - 1808
...him was God or devil. In squandering wealth was his peculiar art; Nothing went unrewarded but desert. Beggared by fools, whom still he found too late ;...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...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden: Collated with the Best Editions:

John Dryden, Thomas Park - 1808
...or devil. In squandering wealth was his peculiar art ; Nothing went uurewarded, hut desert: Beggar'd by fools, whom still he found too late ; He had his jest, and they had his estate. He langh'd himself from Court; then sought relief By forming parties, but could ne'er be chief: For, spite...
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