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" Oh ! had he been content to serve the crown With virtues only proper to the gown, Or had the rankness of the soil been freed From cockle that oppressed the noble seed, David for him his tuneful harp had strung And Heaven had wanted one immortal song.... "
Source-book of English History: For the Use of Schools and Readers - Page 282
by Elizabeth Kimball Kendall - 1900 - 483 pages
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 41-42

John Bell - English poetry - 1777
...for him his tuneful harp had strung, • And Heav'n had wanted one immortal song. But wild Amhition loves to slide, not stand, And Fortune's ice prefers to Virtue's land. Achithophel, grown weary to possess aco A lawful fame, and lazy happiness, Disdain'd the golden fruit...
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Bell's Edition: The Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to ...

English poetry - 1801
...From cockle, that oppress'd the noble seed, David for him his tuneful harp had strung, And Heav'n bad wanted one immortal song. But wild Ambition loves...stand, And Fortune's ice prefers to Virtue's land. Achithophel, grown weary to possess 30* A lawful fame, and lazy happiness, Disdain'd the golden fruit...
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The Monthly Mirror: Reflecting Men and Manners: With Strictures ..., Volume 18

1804
...from the legal tenant." Dryden, in his Absalom and Achitophel, says, of the Earl of Shaftesbury, " David for him his tuneful harp had strung, And heaven had wanted one immortal song." This verse was surely ringing in the ear of Pope, when, in addressing Dr. Arbuthnot, he says, "Friend...
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Poetical Works

John Dryden - 1808
...From cockle, that oppress'd tue noble seed ; David for him his tuneful harp had strung, And Heav'n bad wanted one immortal song. But wild Ambition loves...stand, And Fortune's ice prefers to Virtue's land. Acbitopbel, grown weary to possess A lawful fame, and lazy happiness, Disdain'd the golden fruit to...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ...

John Dryden, Sir Walter Scott - English literature - 1808
...the gown ; Or had the rankness of the soil been freed From cockle, that oppressed the noble seed ; David for him his tuneful harp had strung, And heaven...virtue's land. Achitophel, grown weary to possess A lawful fame, and lazy happiness, Disdained the golden fruit to gather free, And lent the crowd his...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes ..., Volume 9

John Dryden - English literature - 1808
...the gown ; Or had the rankness of the soil been freed From cockle, that oppressed the noble seed ; David for him his tuneful harp had strung, And heaven...virtue's land. Achitophel, grown weary to possess A lawful fame, and lazy happiness, Disdained the golden fruit to gather free, And lent the crowd his...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden: Collated with the Best Editions:

John Dryden, Thomas Park - 1808
...David for him his tuneful harp had strung, And Heav'n had wanted one immortal song. But wild Amhition loves to slide, not stand, And Fortune's ice prefers...Virtue's land. Achitophel, grown weary to possess A lawful fame, and lazy happiness, Disdain'd the golden fruit to gather free, And lent the crowd his...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 46

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Sir John Murray (IV), Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, George Walter Prothero - 1832
...the gown, Or had the rankness of the soil been freed From cockle that Oppressed the noble seedDavid for him his tuneful harp had strung, And heaven had...stand, And Fortune's ice prefers to Virtue's land ; Disdains the golden fruit to gather free, And lends the crowd his arm to shake the tree.' But all...
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Elegant Extracts, Volumes 1-2

Vicesimus Knox - English poetry - 1809
...fioed From cockle, that oppre.-s'd the noble s-eed ; David for him his tuneful harp had strung, Atid e animal, jirovide All the gay hues that wait on female pride ; Let nature suidc • Achiiophrl, grown weary to possess A lawful fame, and la/.y happiness, Disdaiu'd the golden fruit...
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La Belle Assemblée, Volume 6

1809
...the noble seed , David for him hii tuneful harp had strung, And heaven had wanted one immortal son; But wild ambition loves to slide not stand: And fortune's ice prefers to virtue's laud. Achitophel, grown weary to possess ; A lawful fame, and lazy happiness, Disdaiu'd the gulden...
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