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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 English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions, Volume 2

Thomas Humphry Ward - 1895
...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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The English Poets

Thomas Humphry Ward - English poetry - 1896
...things are subject to decay, And, when Fate summons, monarchs must obey. This Flecknoe1 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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Selections from the British Satirists: With an Introductory Essay by Cecil ...

Cecil Headlam - English literature - 1897 - 329 pages
...who, like Augustus, young Was call'd to empire, and had governed 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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Selections from the British Satirists: With an Introductory Essay by Cecil ...

Cecil Headlam - English literature - 1897 - 329 pages
...who, like Augustus, young Was call'd to empire, and had governed 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 Ridpath Library of Universal Literature ...: A Biographical ..., Volume 8

John Clark Ridpath - Literature - 1898
...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...flourishing in peace, And blessed with issue of a large increast- , Worn out with business did at length debate To settle the succession of the State ; And...
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A School History of English Literature, Volume 2

Elizabeth Lee - English literature - 1898
...the son of Flecknoe. Richard Fleckno (d. 1678), an Irish poet of little worth, according to Dryden, In prose and verse was owned without dispute Through all the realms of Nonsense absolute. Lamb quotes some lines from Fleckno at the beginning of his essay, A Quaker's Meeting. 206 ENGLISH...
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A History of English Literature: By F.V.N. Painter

Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter - English literature - 1899 - 697 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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Standard English Poems: Spenser to Tennyson

English poetry - 1899 - 749 pages
...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 10 To settle the succession of the state; And, pondering which of all his sons was fit To reign, and...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden

John Dryden - English poetry - 1900 - 559 pages
...things are subject to decay I 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. With suppl. to the end of queen ...

Henry Morley - 1912
...This was a mock heroic in ihymed couplets, setting forth how that aged prince, Richard Flecknoe, who " m to make the best use of his genius, hard work and a right life. In the " Apology for Sme chose in his last days Shadwell for successor. " Shadwell alone of all rny sons is he Who stands conf1rmed...
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