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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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Principles of Elocution

Thomas Ewing - Elocution - 1857 - 412 pages
...extremes. 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 not be chief. For, spite...
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Class Book of Poetry: Consisting of Selections from Distinguished English ...

John Seely Hart - Readers - 1857 - 384 pages
...devil. 19* 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; For, spite...
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Works, Volume 2

Leigh Hunt - English literature - 1859
...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 often turned into a grace in these poets, and may be in others, by the power of...
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The Works of John Dryden: In Verse and Prose, Volume 1

John Dryden - 1859
...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 ho chief :...
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Lectures on the British Poets, Volume 1

Henry Reed - English poetry - 1860
...god 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." The finest...
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A book of English poetry; ed. by T. Shorter

Thomas Shorter - 1861
...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. DRYDEX. J2S.n (Englis^ |)tasatrf. To pomp and pageantry in nought allied, A noble peasant, Isaac Ashford,...
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A history of English literature, in a series of biographical sketches

William Francis Collier - 1862
...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; For, spite...
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A manual of English literature

Thomas Arnold - 1862
...enjoy ! ***** 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." Gates, the chief witness in the Popish plot of 1680, is the object of a long rolling fire of invectives,...
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A History of English Literature in a Series of Biographical Sketches

William Francis Collier - American literature - 1862 - 538 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 bis estate. He laughed himself from court, then sought relief By forming parties, but could ne'er be...
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Histoire de la littérature anglaise, Volume 2

Hippolyte Taine - English literature - 1863 - 2409 pages
...In squandering wealth was his peculiar art; Nothing went unrewarded but desert : Beggar'd by fbols, whom still he found too late, He had his jest, and...laugh'd himself from court, then sought relief By formin;-' parties, but could ne'er be chief ; Kor, spite of him, the weight of business fell On Absalom...
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