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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 Poetical Works of John Dryden, Volume 1

John Dryden - 1856 - 524 pages
...who, like Augustus, young Was call'd to empire, and had goyern'd long ; In prose and verse, was own'd, without dispute, Through all the realms of Nonsense, absolute. This aged prince, now nourishing in peace, And bless'd with issue of a large increase ; Worn out with business, did at length...
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Temple Bar, Volume 7

Periodicals - 1863
...ground. On all alike the poet emptied the vials of his wrath in his Mac-Flecknoe, a poor writer, who "In prose and verse was owned, without dispute, Through all the realms of Nonsense absolute;" and to whom Dryden declares that Shadwell, who had taken part in the general crusade against him, was...
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Poetical Works: With a Memoir, Volume 2

John Dryden - 1866
...called Mac Flecknoe, shall remain in. vogue." From this poem Pope took the hint of his Dunciad. 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 ^CEo settle...
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The Poetical Works of William Falconer, Volume 21

William Falconer - English poetry - 1866 - 236 pages
...perhaps iti two or three instances induce him to prefer the written text. The MS. is numbered 711.8. T. 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 Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 231

Early English newspapers - 1871
...must obey. This Flecknoc found ; who, like Augustus, young, Was call'd to empire, and had govern'd long : In prose and verse was owned without dispute...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...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden

John Dryden - English poetry - 1897 - 662 pages
...Augustus, young Was called to empire and had governed longj In prose and verse was owned without dispute 5 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...
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Longer English poems, with notes, ed. by J.W. Hales

John Wesley Hales - 1872
...Augustus, young Was call'd to empire and had govem'd long, In prose and verse was owned without dispute 5 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...
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A History of English Literature: For Junior Classes

Frederick A. Laing - English literature - 1873 - 250 pages
...things are subject to decay; And, when Fate summons, monarchs must obey. 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 bus'ness, did at length debate To settle the succession...
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A First Sketch of English Literature, Part 3

Henry Morley - English literature - 1873 - 912 pages
...was a mock heroic in rhymed couplets, setting forth how that aged prince, Richard. Flecknoe, who " In prose and verse was owned without dispute Through all the realms of nonsen&e absolute," chose in his last days Shadwell for successor: " Shadwell alone of all my sons...
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The poetical works of John Dryden, ed. by C.C. Clarke

John Dryden - 1874
...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 business, did at length debate To settle the succession...
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