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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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Madame de Sévigné and Her Contemporaries, Volume 2

France - 1841
...squand'ring wealth was his peculiar art, Nothing went unrewarded but desert ! BeggarM by fools, when still he found, too late, He had his jest, and they had his estate." t Walpole'a Royal and Noble Authors. VOU II. H portance and necessity to France of peace ; and a letter...
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The United States Magazine and Democratic Review, Volume 11

United States - 1842
...or Devil. In squandering wealth was his peculiar art, Nothing went unrewarded but desert. Begcar'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 parlies, but could ne'er bo chief; For eplte...
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Imagination and Fancy: Or, Selections from the English Poets, Illustrative ...

Leigh Hunt - ENGLISH POETRY (SELECTIONS: EXTRACTS, ETC.) - 1845 - 255 pages
...revolving moon Was chemist, fiddler, statesman, and buffoon : Then all for women, rhyming, dancing, drinking, Besides ten thousand freaks that died in...too late, He had his jest, and they had his estate. Inversion itself was often turned into a grace in these poets, and may be in others, by the power of...
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Imagination and Fancy, Or, Selections from the English Poets: Illustrative ...

Leigh Hunt - English poetry - 1845 - 345 pages
...Besides ten thousand freaks that died in thinking. Blest madman ! who could every hour employ Wiih something new to wish or to enjoy ! Railing and praising...too late, He had his jest, and they had his estate. Inversion itself was ofien turned into a grace in these poets, and may be in others, by the power of...
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Imagination and fancy; or Selections from the English poets, with critical ...

Leigh Hunt - 1845
...were his usual themes; And both, to show his judgment, in extremes : So over violent, or over civil, In squandering wealth was his peculiar art; Nothing...too late, He had his jest, and they had his estate. Inversion itself was often turned into a grace in these poets, and may be in others, by the power of...
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Imagination and Fancy: Or, Selections from the English Poets, Illustrative ...

Leigh Hunt - English poetry - 1845 - 255 pages
...civil, That every man with him was god or devil. In squandering wealth was his peculiar art; JVothing went unrewarded, but desert. Beggar'd by fools, whom...too late, He had his jest, and they had his estate. Inversion itself was ofien turned into a grace in these poets, and may be in others, by the power of...
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Imagination and Fancy: Or, Selections from the English Poets, Illustrative ...

Leigh Hunt - English poetry - 1845 - 255 pages
...with him was god or devil. In squandering wealth was his peculiar art; JVothing went unrewarded^but desert. Beggar'd by fools, whom still he found too late, He had his jest, and they had his estate. Inversion itself was ofien turned into a grace in these poets, and maybe in others, by the power of...
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Memoirs of the Court of Charles the Second

Anthony Hamilton (Count), Charles II (King of England), Thomas Blount, Walter Scott - Gramont, Philibert, comte de, 1621-1707 - 1846 - 546 pages
...With 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...he found too late ; He had his jest, and they had bis estate : He laugh'd himself from court, then sought relief By forming parties, but could ne'er...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions ...

Robert Chambers - Authors, English - 1847
...excess of wit. PROM UM1) ЛИ IN DRTDEn. Begpar'd by fools, whom Mill he found too late, Ht had hie ».] [From • Paradise Lost.'] 0 Bj forming parties, but could ne'er be chief ; for, spite of him, the weight of business fell in Absalom...
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The Miscellaneous Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott...

Sir Walter Scott - 1848
...thinking. Blest madman, who could every hour employ, With something new to wish, or to enjoy! Hailing and praising were his usual themes ; And both, to...estate. He laugh'd himself from Court ; then sought rehof By forming parties, but could ne'er be chief ; lu-ihcl. the Whig sheriff, whose scandalous avarice...
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