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" In Israel's courts ne'er sat an Abethdin With more discerning eyes, or hands more clean, Unbrib'd, unsought, the wretched to redress, Swift of dispatch, and easy of access. Oh! had he been content to serve the crown, With -virtues only proper to the gown;... "
The life of the first earl of Shaftesbury, by B. Martyn and dr. Kippis, ed ... - Page 20
by Benjamin Martyn - 1836
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden ..., Volume 1, Part 1

John Dryden - 1800 - 442 pages
...of this poem, the four following lines, in celebration of the Earl's conduct as Lord Chancellor : " In Israel's court ne'er sat an Abethdin, " With more discerning eyes, or hands more clean ; " Unbribed, unsought, the wretched to redress, " Swift of dispatch, and easy of access." " When King...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden ..., Volume 1, Issue 1

John Dryden, Edmond Malone - English prose literature - 1800
...of this poem, the four following lines, in celebration of the Earl's conduct as Lord Chancellor : " In Israel's court ne'er sat an Abethdin, " With more discerning eyes, or hands more clean ; " Unbribed, unsought, the wretched to redress, " Swift of dispatch, and easy of access." " When King...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden, Now First ...

John Dryden - 1800
...Israel's courts ne'er sat an Abcthdin, " With more discerning eyes, or hands more clean ; " Unbribcd, unsought, the wretched to redress," Swift of dispatch, and easy of access." * One of his adversaries' asserts, that for this addition, Dryden was paid by Shaftcsbury ; and a later...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden, Now First ...

John Dryden - 1800
...Israel's courts ne'er sat an Abctlulin, " With more discerning eyes, or hands more clean ; " Unbribed, unsought, the wretched to redress; " Swift of dispatch, and easy of access." One of his adversaries' asserts, that for this addition, Dryden was paid by Shaftesbury; and a later...
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Bell's Edition: The Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to ...

English poetry - 1801
...fame deserv'd no enemy can grudge ; The statesman we abhor, but praise the judge. In Isr'el's courts ne'er sat an Abethdin With more discerning eyes, or hands more clean ; TJnbrib'd, unsought, the wretched to redress, 194 Swift of dispatch, and easy of access. Oh ! had...
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A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors of England, Scotland ..., Volume 3

Horace Walpole - English literature - 1806
...fame deserr'd no enemy can grudge, The statesman we abhor, but praise the judge ; In Israel's courts ne'er sat an Abethdin With more discerning eyes, or...to redress, Swift of dispatch, and easy of access." '-' Lord Shaftesbury was concerned in all the political transactions in the reign of Charles the second....
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History of Great Britain, from the Revolution, 1688, to the ..., Volume 1

William Belsham - 1806
...tegrity of his character : " In Israel's court ne'er sat an Abethdin With more discerning eyes and hands more clean : Unbrib'd, unsought, the wretched...to redress, Swift of dispatch, and easy of access." Farther, Mr. Hume is pleased to inform us, " that lord Shaftesbury was reckoned a deist j" although...
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Poetical Works

John Dryden - 1808
...fame deserv'd no enemy can grudge ; The statesman we abhor, but praise the judge. In Israel's courts ne'er sat an Abethdin With more discerning eyes, or hands more clean ; XJnbrib'd, unsought, the wretched to redress, Swift of dispatch, and easy of access. Oh ! bad he...
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A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors of England, Scotland ..., Volume 3

Horace Walpole - English literature - 1806
...fame deserv'd no enemy can grudge, The statesman we abhor, but praise the judge; In Israel's courts ne'er sat an Abethdin With more discerning eyes, or hands more clean j Unbrib'd, unsought, the wretched to redress, Swift of dispatch, and easy of access'." Lord Shaftesbury...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ...

John Dryden, Walter Scott - English literature - 1808
...fame deserved no enemy can grudge ; The statesman we abhor, but praise the judge. In Israel's courts ne'er sat an Abethdin * With more discerning eyes, or hands more clean, Unbribed, unsought, the wretched to redress ; Swift of dispatch, and easy of access. Oh ! had he been...
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