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" tis to rule, for that's a monarch's end. They call my tenderness of blood my fear ; Though manly tempers can the longest bear. Yet, since they will divert my native course, 'Tis time to show I am not good by force. "
Bell's Edition: The Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to ... - Page 39
1801
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The First Part of Miscellany Poems: Containing Variety of New Translations ...

John Dryden - 1716
...they flight, Th' Offenders queftion my Forgiving Right. That one was made for many, they contend j But 'tis to Rule, for that's a Monarch's End. They call my tendernefs of Blood, my Fear : Though manly Tempers can the Longed bear. Yet, fince they will divert...
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The Miscellaneous Works: Containing All His Original Poems, Tales ..., Volume 1

John Dryden - English poetry - 1760
...afluage. But now fo far my clemency they flight, The offenders queftion my forgiving right, That one was made for many, they contend ; But 'tis to rule ; for that's a monarch's end. They call my tendernefs of blood, my fear : Tho manly tempers can the longeft bear. Yet fince they will divert my...
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The Lives of All the Earls and Dukes of Devonshire: Descended from the ...

Joseph Grove - 1764 - 492 pages
..." But now fo far my clemency they flight, *' Th' offenders queftion my forgiving right. " That one was made for many, they contend ; " But 'tis to rule, for that's a Monarch's end. " They call my tcndernefs of blood, my fear : " Though manly tempers can the longeft bear. *' Yet, fince they will...
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The Miscellaneous Works of John Dryden, Esq: Containing All His Original ...

John Dryden - English poetry - 1767
...affiiage. But now fo far my clemency they flight, Th' offenders queftion my forgiving right, That one was made for many, they contend ; But 'tis to rule; for that's a monarch's end. They call my tendernefs of blood, my fear : Tho' manly tempers can the longeft bear. Yet fince they will divert...
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Original Poems, Volume 1

John Dryden - English poetry - 1773
...aliuage, Hut now fo far my clemency they flight, Th' offenders queftion my forgiving right. That one was made for many, they contend; But 'tis to rule; for that's a monareh's end. They call my tendernefs of blood, my fear : Though manly tempers can the longeft bear....
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces ..., Volume 13, Page 1

Samuel Johnson - Authors, English - 1779
...afluage. But now fo far my clemency they flight, Th' offenders queftion my forgiving right, That one was made for many, they contend ; But 'tis to rule ; for that's a monarch's end. They call my tendernefs of blood, my fear ; Though manly tempers can the longeft bear. Yet, fince they will divert...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry

Extracts - 1805 - 1016 pages
...affuagc. But now ib far ray clemency they flight, Th' offender; queftion my forgiving right: That one was made for many, they contend ; But 'tis to rule; for that's a monarch's end. They c;;!l my tenderneli of blood my fear; Though manly tempers can the lo: gelt hear. Yet, (isice they...
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Poetical Works

John Dryden - 1808
...assuage. But now so far my clemency they slight, The' offenders question my forgiving right. That one was made for many they contend ; But 'tis to rule...bear. Yet, since they will divert my native course, 'Vis time to show I am not good by force. Those lieap'd affronts that haughty subjects bring,, Are...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ...

John Dryden, Walter Scott - English literature - 1808
...assuage. But now so far my clemency they slight, The offenders question my forgiving right. f That one was made for many, they contend ; But 'tis to rule...course, 'Tis time to shew I am not good by force. Those heaped affronts, that haughty subjects bring, Are burdens for a camel, not a king. Note XL1....
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes ..., Volume 9

John Dryden - English literature - 1808
...assuage. But now so far my clemency the}' slight, The offenders question my forgiving right, f That one was made for many, they contend ; But 'tis to rule...native course, Tis time to shew I am not good by force. Those heaped affronts, that haughty subjects bring, Are burdens for a camel, not a king. Note XLI....
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