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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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Smaller specimens of English literature, with notes. Ed. by W. Smith

sir William Smith - 1869
...judgment, in extremes ; So over violent, or over civil, That every man with him was God or Devil. 15 In squandering wealth was his peculiar art ; Nothing...too late ; He had his jest, and they had his estate. 18. Jest: this word is a notable example of the sad process of degradation through which many honourable...
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The Book of Poetry for Schools and Families

William Davis (B.A.) - 1869 - 184 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; c For,...
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The Rehearsal

George Villiers Duke of Buckingham - 1869 - 136 pages
...or Devil. In squandring Wealth was his peculiar Art : Nothing went unrewarded, but Desert. Hcgger d by Fools, whom still he found too late : He had his Jest, and they had his Estate. He laught himself from Court, then sought Relief By forming Parties, but coud ne're be Chief: For, spight...
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Choice Specimens of English Literature: Selected from the Chief English ...

Thomas Budd Shaw, William Smith - English literature - 1869 - 477 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; For spite...
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Chelsea in the Olden & Present Times

George Bryan - Chelsea (London, England) - 1869 - 224 pages
...squandering wealth, was his peculiar art, Nothing went unrewarded but desert. Beggar" d by fools, when still he found, too late He had his jest, and they had his estate." James Plummer, one of the Duke of Buckingham's principal creditors, was the person in whose name this...
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Class-book of English Poetry from Chaucer to Tennyson

Daniel Scrymgeour - 1870 - 597 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 had relief, By forming parties, but could ne'er be chief; For, spite...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 231

Early English newspapers - 1871
...extremes : So over violent, or over civil, That ev'ry man with him was God or Devil. In squand'ring wealth was his peculiar art ; Nothing went unrewarded...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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History of English Literature, Volume 2

Hippolyte Taine - English literature - 1871
...VOL. n. <r In squandering wealth was his peculiar art ; Nothing went unrewarded but desert. Beggared by fools whom still he found too late, He had his...from Court ; then sought relief By forming parties, hut could ne'er be chief : For spite of him, the weight of business fell On Absalom and wise Achitophel...
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Stanzas on the Death of Oliver Cromwell: Astraea Redux; Annus Mirabilis ...

John Dryden - 1871 - 294 pages
...Devil. In squandering wealth was his peculiar art; Nothing went unrewarded but desert. 560 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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History of English literature, tr. by H. van Laun, Volume 2

Hippolyte Adolphe Taine - 1871
...VOL. a C 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 laugh 'd himself from Court ; then sought relief By forming parties, but could ne'er be chief : For...
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