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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 Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ..., Volume 9

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1888
...things are subject to decay ; Aud when fate summons, monnrcha must obey. This Fleckuoe found, who, like Augustus, young Was called to empire, and had governed long ; In prose and verso was owned without dieputa Throughout tho realms uf uonsenee absolute." It is but fair, however,...
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CHARACTER WRITINGS OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY

1891
...Birkenhead in 1647. Then came, in 1665, Richard Flecknoe, to whom Dry den ascribed sovereignty as one who " In prose and verse was owned without dispute -, Through all the realms of Nonsense absolute" As he was equally ready in all forms of writing that his neighbours followed he, of course, wrote Characters....
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Cathcart's Literary Reader: A Manual of English Literature : Being Typical ...

George Rhett Cathcart - American literature - 1892 - 541 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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A First Sketch of English Literature

Henry Morley - English literature - 1892 - 1104 pages
...heroic in rhymed couplets, setting forth how that aged prince, Richard Flecknoe, who " In prose anil verse was owned without dispute Through all the realms of nonsense absolute," chose in his last dnys Shadwcll for successor. " Shadwell alone of all my sons is he Who stands confirmed...
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The Satires of Dryden

John Dryden - Poetry - 1893 - 137 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...realms of Nonsense absolute. This aged prince, now nourishing in peace And blest with issue of a large increase, Worn out with business, did at length...
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Why, When, how and what We Ought to Read

James Louis O'Neil - Books and reading - 1893 - 135 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...realms of Nonsense absolute. This aged prince, now nourishing in peace, And blessed with issue of a large increase, Worn out with business, did at length...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden: Edited with a Memoir, Revised Text, and Notes

John Dryden, William Dougal Christie - 1893 - 662 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...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...
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Introduction to English Literature: Including a Number of Classic Works ...

Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter - English literature - 1894 - 633 pages
...time one of his keenest satires, entitled, " Mac Flecknoe." Flecknoe, who had governed long, and — " In prose and verse was owned, without dispute, Through all the realms of Nonsense, absolute," at length decides to settle the succession of the state, — " And, pondering, which of all his sons...
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The Laureates of England, from Ben Jonson to Alfred Tennyson

Poets laureate - 1895 - 459 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 Laureates of England: Ben Jonson to Alfred Tennyson

Frances Louise Morse Howland - Poets laureate - 1895 - 459 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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