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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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A Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best Poets

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1871 - 789 pages
...or Devil. In squandering wealth was his peculiar art ; Nothing went unrewarded but desert. Beggared r trees are seen So laughed himself from court, then sought relief By forming parties, but could ne'er be chief ; For,...
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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, Volume 2

Hippolyte Taine - English literature - 1871
...the state,' 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 langh'd 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, Volume 1

John Dryden - English poetry - 1897 - 662 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...
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Household Treasury of English Song: Specimens of the English Poets ...

William Henry Davenport Adams - English poetry - 1872 - 383 pages
...and the Panther" (from which our extract is taken), "Annus Mirabilis," and numerous odes and Beggared by fools, whom still he found too late; He had his jest, and they had his estate. z H Q E Q ^ O J H E 1 1 X g Q plays, the satire of " Mac Flecknoe," and an English translation of Yirgil.]...
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Histoire de la littérature anglaise, Volume 3

Hippolyte Taine - English literature - 1873
...was God or devil. In squandering wealth was his peculiar art; Nothing went unrewarded but désert : Beggar'd by fools, whom still he found too late, He...had his jest, and they had his estate; He laugh'd nimself from court, then sought relief BY forming parties, but could ne'er be chief ; For, spite of...
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A history of English literature for junior classes

Frederick A. Laing - English literature - 1873 - 253 pages
...long; Bat, in the course of one revolving moon, Was chemist, fiddler, statesman, and buffoon; Beggared by fools, whom still he found too late, He had his jest, and they had his estate." Absalom and AchUopheL FROM " All human things are subject to decay; And, when Fate summons, monarchs...
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Lectures and sermons, etc. With a mem. by E.A. Owen

Joseph Butterworth Owen - 1873
...squandering wealth was his peculiar art, Nothing went unrewarded but desert. Beggard by fools, when still he found too late, HE had his jest, and THEY had his estate. Little Chelsea was the residence of the celebrated philosopher and chemist, Boyle, who was born the...
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Stanzas on the Death of Oliver Cromwell: Astraea Redux; Annus Mirabilis ...

John Dryden - 1874 - 301 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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Stanzas on the Death of Oliver Cromwell: Astraea Redux; Annus Mirabilis ...

John Dryden - 1874 - 301 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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