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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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Dryden

George Saintsbury - 1902 - 192 pages
...tilings are subject to decay, And, when fate summons, monarchs must obey. This Pleckuoe found, who, like Augustus, young Was called to empire, and had governed...was owned without dispute, Through all the realms of Xonsense, absolute. This aged prince, now flourishing in peace, And blessed with issue of a large increase,...
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English Poems from Chaucer to Kipling

Thomas Marc Parrott, Augustus White Long - English poetry - 1902 - 401 pages
...Augustus, young Was call'd to empire and had govern'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 Poetry, Volume 3

William John Courthope - English poetry - 1903
...Was called to Empire, and had governed long ; 1 Anne, daughter and heiress of the Duke of Buccleuch. In prose and verse was owned, without dispute, Through all the realms of Nonsense absolute. Feeling his powers decay, Flecknoe devolves his empire on Shadwell, and the poem describes the ceremonies...
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Irish Literature, Volume 3

Justin McCarthy, Maurice Francis Egan, Charles Welsh, Douglas Hyde, Lady Gregory, James Jeffrey Roche - English literature - 1904 - 4126 pages
...things are subject to decay ; And when fate summons, mpnarchs 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 Throughout the realms of nonsense absolute." It is but fair, however, to remark that, clever and effective...
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A Satire Anthology

Satire, English - 1905 - 369 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 English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions, Volume 2

Thomas Humphry Ward - English poetry - 1905
...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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The Satires of Dryden

John Dryden - Poetry - 1905 - 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...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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Andrew Marvell

Augustine Birrell - Authors, English - 1905 - 241 pages
...where in biting verse he describes Flecknoe (who was happily dead) as an aged Prince — " Who like Augustus young Was called to empire and had governed...dispute, Through all the realms of nonsense absolute." Dryden goes on to picture the aged Flecknoe, " pondering which of all his sons was fit To reign and...
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Andrew Marvell

Augustine Birrell - Authors, English - 1905 - 241 pages
...where in biting verse he describes Flecknoe (who was happily dead) as an aged Prince — " Who like Augustus young Was called to empire and had governed...dispute, Through all the realms of nonsense absolute." Dryden goes on to picture the aged Flecknoe, " pondering which of all his sons was fit To reign and...
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Andrew Marvell

Augustine Birrell - 1905 - 241 pages
...where in biting verse he describes Flecknoe (who was happily dead) as an aged Prince — " Who like Augustus young Was called to empire and had governed...without dispute, Through all the realms of nonsense ahsolute." Dryden goes on to picture the aged Flecknoe, " pondering -which of all his sons was fit...
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