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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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Introduction to English Literature, with Suggestions for Further Reading and ...

Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter - 1905 - 700 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 world's wit and humor: an encyclopedia of the classic wit and ..., Volume 6

Lionel Strachey - Wit and humor - 1906
...monarchs must obey. This Flecknoe found, who, like Augustus, young Was call'd to empire and had govern'd long, In prose and verse was owned without dispute...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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Introduction to English Literature: With Suggestions for Further Reading and ...

Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter - English literature - 1906 - 700 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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Temple Bar, Volume 7

1862
...ground. On all alike the poet emptied the vials of his wrath in his Mac-Flecknoe, a poor writer, who "In prose and verse was owned, without dispute, Through all the realms of Nonsense absolute ;" and to whom Dryden declares that Shadwell, who had taken part in the general crusade against him,...
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The New Werner Twentieth Century Edition of the Encyclopaedia ..., Volume 9

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1907
...things are subject to decay ; And when fate summons, monarch« 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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Poems on Affairs of State: Augustan Satirical Verse, 1660-1714

George deF. Lord - Poetry - 1963 - 536 pages
...of reciting, and numerous plays, only one of which was produced. He lives chiefly in Dryden's lines: In prose and verse was owned, without dispute, Through all the realms of nonsense, absolute. 37. Thomas Killigrew (1612-83), dramatist and patentee of the King's Playhouse, of whom Denham wrote:...
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Alexander Pope

Yasmine Gooneratne - Literary Criticism - 1976 - 149 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 Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 891 pages
...who, like Augustus, young Was call'd to empire, and had govem '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 blest with issue of a large increase, Wom out with business, did at length debate To settle the succession...
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The Cambridge Companion to English Literature, 1650-1740

University of Cambridge - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 334 pages
...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 Non-sense,...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 Major Works

John Dryden - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 967 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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