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" Through all the realms of Nonsense absolute. This aged prince, now flourishing in peace, And blest with issue of a large increase, Worn out with business, did at length debate To settle the succession of the state... "
English Men of Letters: Chaucer, by Adolphus William Ward, 1896; Spenser, by ... - Page 87
1895
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The Eclectic Review, Volume 11; Volume 75

Samuel Greatheed, Daniel Parken, Theophilus Williams, Josiah Conder, Thomas Price, Jonathan Edwards Ryland, Edwin Paxton Hood - 1842
...stands represented as the son of a proverbial bard, whose name gives the satire a title, and who so long, In prose and verse was owned without dispute, Through all the realms of nonsense — abiolute! This production will always be deemed unsurpassable for the keenness of its wit, the...
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Studies in English poetry [an anthology] with biogr. sketches and notes by J ...

Joseph Payne - 1845
...Flecnoe was the true name of a dull, hackneyed poetaster of the day. This Flecknoe found, who, like Augustus, young Was called to empire, and had governed...absolute. This aged prince, now flourishing in peace, And blest with issue of a large increase, Worn out with business, did at length debate To settle the succession...
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Wit and Humour, Selected from the English Poets; with an Illustrative Essay ...

Leigh Hunt - English poetry - 1846 - 357 pages
...who, like Augustus, young, Was call'd to empire, and had govern'd long : In prose and verse was own'd without dispute, Through all the realms of Nonsense, absolute. This aged prince, now governing in peace, And blest with issue of a large increase, Worn out with business, did at length...
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Wit and Humor

Leigh Hunt - English poetry - 1846 - 261 pages
...who, like Augustus, young, Was call'd to empire, and had govern'd long : In prose and verse was own'd without dispute, Through all the realms of Nonsense, absolute. This aged prince, now governing in peace, And blest with issue of a large increase, Worn out with business, did at length...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1847
...who, like Augustus, young ^aj call'd to empire, and had govern 'd long; In prow and verse was own'd, ide The lion's ģelf tore out with rav'nous jaw ! Or be hlest with issue of a large increase, Worn out with bus'ness, did at length debate To lettle the succession...
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Macphail's Edinburgh ecclesiastical journal and literary review, Volumes 9-10

1850
...himself heir to the " vacant throne" of Irish Flecknoe, " who,'1 according to a partial historian, " in prose and verse, was owned without dispute, through all the realms of nonsense absolute." The laurel wreath of Cœsar, wo are told, served to hide the baldness of its wearer's brows ; it is...
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Selections from the Poetry of Dryden: Including His Plays and Translations

John Dryden - English poetry - 1852 - 350 pages
...who, like Augustus, young Was call'd to empire, and had govern'd long; In prose and verse, was own'd without dispute, Through all the realms of nonsense,...absolute. This aged prince, now flourishing in peace, And blest with issue of a large increase ; Worn out with bus'ness, did at length debate To settle the succession...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden

John Dryden - English poetry - 1853 - 664 pages
...who, like Augustus, young Was call'd to empire, and had govern'd long ; In prose and verse, was own'd, without dispute, Through all the realms of Nonsense,...absolute. This aged prince, now flourishing in peace, And bless'd with issue of a large increase ; Worn out with business, did at length debate To settle the...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden, Volume 2

John Dryden - 1854 - 324 pages
...satire, called Mac Flecknoe, shall remain in vogue." From this poem Pope took the hint of his Duneiad. D. Through all the realms of Nonsense, absolute. This aged prince, now flourishing in peace, And bless'd with issue of a large increase; Worn out with business, did at length debate To settle the...
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Studies in English poetry [an anthology] with biogr. sketches and notes by J ...

Joseph Payne - 1856
...things are subject to decay ; And, when Fate summons, monarchs must obey. This Fleenoe found, who, like Augustus, young Was called to empire : and had governed...dispute, Through all the realms of Nonsense, absolute. ( 1 ) From " Mac-Flecnoe " — ie the son of Flecnoe ; an expression employed to designate a poet of...
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