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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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Chambers's Cyclopędia of English Literature: A History, Critical ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers - Authors, English - 1876
...are subject to decay ; And, when Fate summons, monarchs must obey. This Flecknoe1 found, who, like a friend, Send to him that owed it, and you shall...lights ! О horrible ! Ferd. Let her have lights en blest with issue of a large increase, Worn out with business, did at length debate To settle the succession...
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A Manual of English Literature

Henry Morley - English literature - 1879 - 665 pages
...that aged prince, Richard Flecknoe, an Irish writer who had died about four years before, and who " In prose and verse was owned without dispute Through all the realms of Nonsense absolute," chose in his last days Shadwell for successor : " Shadwell alone of all my sons is he Who stands confirmed...
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The English Poets, Volume 2

Thomas Humphry Ward - English poetry - 1880
...are subject to decay, And, when P'ate 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 business, did at length debate To settle the succession...
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The Witty and Humorous of the English Poets: With Specimens Arranged in Periods

William Davenport Adams - Poetry - 1880 - 335 pages
...up as the satirist's rival : All human things are subject to decay, 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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Ben Jonson to Dryden

Thomas Humphry Ward - English poetry - 1880 - 496 pages
...are subject to decay, And, when P'ate summons, monarchs must obey. This Flecknoe 1 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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Chambers's Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A History ..., Volumes 1-2

Robert Chambers - American literature - 1880
...decay ; And, when Fatu summons, monarch* must obey. This Flecknoe (1) fouud, who, like Augustus, youug Was called to empire, and had governed long ; In prose...absolute. This aged prince, now flourishing in peace, And blest with i^suc of a large increase, Worn out with business, did at length debate 1 Richard Flecknoe,...
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The National Quarterly Review

Edward Isidore Sears, David Allyn Gorton, Charles H. Woodman - Periodicals - 1880
...who, like Augustus, young Was called to empire, and had govern'd long. For 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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Literary Studies from the Great British Authors

Horace Hills Morgan - English literature - 1880 - 440 pages
...young Was called to empire, and had govern' d long ; In prose and verse, was own'd, without dispute, 5 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 English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions by ..., Volume 2

Matthew Arnold - English poetry - 1882
...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 business, did at length debate To settle the succession...
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The Works of John Dryden, Volume 1

John Dryden, George Saintsbury, Walter Scott - Electronic book - 1882 - 459 pages
...become almost proverbial. Shadwell is represented as the adopted son of this venerable monarch, who so long " In prose and verse was owned without dispute, Through all the realms of Nonsense absolute." The solemn inauguration of Shadwell as his successor in this drowsy kingdom, forms the plan of the...
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