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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 Life of John Dyrden

Walter Scott - 1882
...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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Fraser's Magazine, Volume 25

James Anthony Froude, John Tulloch - Authors - 1882
...select the poor man who gives a title to this poem as the type of dulness — the aged prince who — In prose and verse was owned without dispute Through all the realms of Nonsense absolute — for Flecknoe, who had been previously satirised by Andrew Marvell, was no fool. No doubt he was...
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Fraser's Magazine for Town and Country, Volume 25

1882
...select the poor man who gives a title to this poem as the type of dulness — the aged prince who — In prose and verse was owned without dispute Through all the realms of Nonsense absolute — for Flecknoe, who had been previously satirised by Andrew Marvell, was no fool. No doubt he was...
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The Royal Readers: Special Canadian Series ..., Book 5

1883
...things are subject to decay, Aud, when Fate summons, monarchs must obey. This Flecknoe found, who, like Augustus, young Was called to empire, and had governed...dispute, Through all the realms of Nonsense absolute. * A tragedy published in 1673 by Elkanah Settle. Settle brought out as a reply to Absalom and Achitophel...
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Cassell's library of English literature, selected, ed. and arranged by H. Morley

Cassell, ltd - 1883
...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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From Shakespeare to Pope: An Inquiry Into the Causes and Phenomena of the ...

Edmund Gosse - Classicism - 1885 - 242 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 business, did at length debate To settle the succession...
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From Shakespeare to Pope: An Inquiry Into the Causes and Phenomena of the ...

Edmund Gosse - Classicism - 1885 - 298 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 business, did at length debate To settle the succession...
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The Merry Monarch: Or, England Under Charles II. Its Art ..., Volume 1

William Henry Davenport Adams - Great Britain - 1885
...Flecknoe, an Irish Roman Catholic Priest, who wrote much nonsense, and died in 1778 ; who — " In pun and verse was owned without dispute Through all the realms of nonsense absolute ; — " is represented as in his last days appointing Shad well to be his successor on the throne of...
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The Merry Monarch: Or, England Under Charles II. Its Art ..., Volume 1

William Henry Davenport Adams - Great Britain - 1885
...Flecknoe, an Irish Roman Catholic Priest, who wrote much nonsense, and died in 1778 ; who — " In pun and verse was owned without dispute Through all the realms of nonsense absolnte ; — " is represented as in his last days appointing Shad well to be his successor on the...
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English Composition and Rhetoric

Alexander Bain - English language - 1888
...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...dispute Through all the realms of Nonsense absolute. The ironical bombast of the picture is severe enough, but does not grate on our feelings like a free...
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