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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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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1849
...vanity ; to a want of judgment and principie, not an excess of wit. FROM 1649 JOHN D11DK.4. Rfgpar'd Bought relief ly forming parties, but could ne'er be chief; F~r, spite of him, the weight of business...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1850
...was owing to hi* ambition and his vanity ; to a want of judgment and principle, not an excess of wit. fficient at one time. There are a few such compelled rhymes ject, and they had his estate ; He laugh 'd himself from court, then sought relief By forming parties,...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 1

Abraham Mills - English literature - 1851
...were his usual themes; And both, to show his judgment, in extremes ; So over-violent, so over-civil, That every man with him was God or devil. In squandering...late, He had his jest, and they had his estate ; He langlvd himself from court, then sought relief By forming parties, but could ne'er be chief; For, spite...
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Selections from the Poetry of Dryden: Including His Plays and Translations

John Dryden - English poetry - 1852 - 350 pages
...or devil. In squand'ring 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. He laugh' d himself from court; then sought relief By forming parties, but could ne'er be chief: For spite...
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Cyclopdia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productins of ...

Robert Chambers - Authors, English - 1853
...vanity ; to a want of judgment and principle, not an excess of wit. FROM 16'4Э JOHN DRY OF*. , Begcar'd by fools, whom still he found too late, He had his jest, and they had his estate ; lie laugh'd himself from court, then sought relief Вт forming parties, but could ne'er be chief;...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden, Volume 1

John Dryden - 1854 - 524 pages
...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. He laughed himself from court ; then sought relief By forming parties, but could ne'er be chief: * De...
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Johnson's Lives of the British poets completed by W. Hazlitt, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1854
...or Devil. In squand'ring wealth was his peculiar art : Nothmg went unrewarded but desert. Beggar d by fools, whom still he found too late ; He had his jest, but they had his estate. He laugh'd himself from court ; then sought relief By forming parties, but...
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Memoirs of the Court of England During the Reign of the Stuarts: Including ...

John Heneage Jesse - Great Britain - 1855
...squandering wealth was his peculiar art ; Nothing went unrewarded but desert. Beggared by fools, who 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,...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden

John Dryden - 1856 - 524 pages
...usual themes ; And both, to show his judgment, in extremes : So over-violent, or nvBr-nivil, Tliat every man with him was God or Devil. In squandering...too late ; He had his jest, and they had his estate. Ho laugh'd himself from court, then sought relief 3y forming parties, but could ne'er be chief: For,...
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Poetical Works of John Dryden, Volume 1

John Dryden - 1856 - 299 pages
...or Devil In squandering wealth was his peculiar art ; Nothing went unrewarded but desert. Bsggar'd by fools, whom still he found too late ; He had his jest, and they had his estate. Ho laugh 'd himself from court, then sought relief By forming parties, but could ne'er be chief: For,...
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