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" Beggar'd by fools, whom still he found too late; He had his jest, and they had his estate. 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... "
Lands of the Free: Historical Broadcast Series of the NBC Inter-American ... - Page 389
by NBC University of the Air - 1852
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes, Volume 9

John Dryden, Walter Scott - 1821
...something new to wish, or to enjoy ! Railing and praising were his usual themes ; And both, to shew his judgment, in extremes ; So over violent, or over...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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Select Poets of Great Britain: To which are Prefixed, Criticial Notices of ...

William Hazlitt - English poetry - 1825 - 562 pages
...violent, or over eivil, That every man with him was God or Devil. In squandering wealth was his peeuliar ure still to find, The whole employ eourt ; then sought relief By forming parties, but eould ne'er be ehief: For spite of him the weight...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden, Volume 1

John Dryden - 1832
...God or Devil. In squandering wealth was his peculiar art : Nothing went unrewarded but desert. 56o 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 Miscellaneous Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott, Volume 1

Walter Scott - Chivalry - 1834
...wealth was his peculiar art ; Nothing went unrewarded but desert. . A; Beggar'd by fools, « horn st 11 he found too late ; He had his jest, and they had his estate. Helaugh'd hrnself fiom Court ; then sought relief By forming parties, but could ne'er be chief ; Bethel,...
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History of the English Language and Literature

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1837 - 278 pages
...extremes : In squandering wealth was his peculiar art : Nothing went unrewarded but desert. Beggar 'd by fools whom still he found too late ; He had his...sought relief By forming parties, but could ne'er he chief: Thus wicked but in will, of means bereft, He left not faction, but of that was left. The...
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The Works of John Dryden: In Verse and Prose, with a Life, Volume 1

John Dryden - 1837
...or Devil. In 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, [relief He laugh'd himself from court ; then sought By forming parties, but could ne'er be chief :...
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The Works of John Dryden: In Verse and Prose, with a Life, Volume 1

John Dryden - 1837
...Devil. In squandering wealth was his peculiar art : Nothing went unrewarded hut desert. Beggar'd hy fools, whom still he found too late ; He had his jest and they had his estate, [relief He laugh'd himself from court ; then sought By forming parties, hut could ne'er he chief :...
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The New Monthly Belle Assemblée, Volume 30

Fashion - 1849
...or Devil. In squandering wealth was his peculiar art, Nothing went unrewarded, but desert. Beggared by fools, whom still he found too late, He had his jest, and they had his estate." * " Power was his aim, but thrown from that pretence The wretch turned honest in his own defence, And...
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The London Saturday journal

1841
...thinking; In squandering wealth was his peculiar art, Nothing went unrewarded, but desert ; Beggared by fools, whom still he found too late, He had his jest, and they had his estate." — DBYDEN. The duke of Buckingham was one of the most profligate noblemen of the profligate court...
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Waldie's Select Circulating Library, Volume 15

Literature - 1841
...rhyming, drinking, Besides ten thousand freaks that died in thinking. Blest madman, who could every house employ, With something new to wish or to enjoy: Railing...late, He had his jest, and they had his estate; He laughed himself from court, then sought relief, By forming parties, but could ne'er be chief. Thus...
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