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" Forc'd him t' exert the king for common good, And pay our ransom with his daughter's blood. Never was cause more difficult to plead, Than where the judge against himself decreed: Yet this I won by dint of argument ; The wrongs his injur'd brother underwent,... "
Ovid: The Metamorphoses, Book X-XV. The Epistles - Page 96
by Ovid - 1833
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Fables antient and modern: translated into verse from Homer, Ovid, Boccace ...

John Dryden, Ovid, Geoffrey Chaucer, Giovanni Boccaccio - 1713 - 550 pages
...his Daughter's Blood. Never was Caufe more difficult to plead, Than where the Judge againft himfelf decreed : Yet this I won by dint of Argument ; The Wrongs his injur'd Brother underwent, And his own Office, fliam'd him to confent. The firft Encounter's paft,...
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The miscellaneous works: containing all his original poems, tales ..., Volume 4

John Dryden, Samuel Derrick - Poetry - 1760
...his daughter's blood. Never was caufe more difficult to plead, Than where the judge againft himfelf decreed: Yet this I won by dint of argument; The wrongs his injur'd brother underwent, And his own office, lham'd him to confent. 'Twas harder yet to move the...
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The Miscellaneous Works of John Dryden, Esq;: Containing All His Original ...

John Dryden - 1760
...his daughter's blood. Never was caufe more difficult to plead, Than where the judge againft himfelf decreed: Yet this I won by dint of argument; The wrongs his injur'd brother underwent, And his own office, mam'd him to confent. 'Twas harder yet to move the mother's...
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The Miscellaneous Works of John Dryden, Esq: Containing All His Original ...

John Dryden - English poetry - 1767
...daughter's blood. '> I J Never was caufe more difficult to plead, Than where the judge ayainft himftlf decreed: Yet this I won by dint of argument ; The wrongs his injur'd brother underwent, And his own office, fham'd him to confent. Twas harder yet to move the mother's...
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The Works of the English Poets: Dryden

Samuel Johnson - 1779
...his daughter's blood. Never was caufe more difficult to plead, Than where the judge againft himfelf decreed : Yet this I won by dint of argument ; The wrongs his injur'd brother underwent, And his own office, (ham'd him to confent. 'Twas harder yet to move the...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 16

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...dint of argument ; The wrongs his injur'd brother underwent, And his own office, mam'd him to confent. 'Twas harder. yet to move the mother's mind, And to this heavy tafk was I defign'd : Reafons againft her love I knew were vain : I circumvented whom I could not gain...
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and critical, by ...

English poets - 1790
...his daughter's blood. Never was caufe more difficult to plead, Than where the judge againft himfelf decreed : Yet this I won by dint of argument; The wrongs his injur'd brother underwent, And his own office, fham'd him to confent. 'Twas harder yet to move the...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 6

Robert Anderson - English poetry - 1795
...his daughter's bluod. Mcfir was caufe more difficult to plead, Than where the judge againfl liamfelf decreed : Yet this I won by dint of argument ; ") The wrongs his injur'd brother underwent, > And his own office, fham'd him to confcnt. j 'Twas harder yet to move...
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Dryden. Smyth. Duke. King. Sprat. Halifax

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...his daughter's blood. Never was caufe more difficult to plead, Than where the judge againft himfelf decreed : Yet this I won by dint of argument ; > The wrongs his injur'd brother underwent, And his own office, fham'd him to confent. J 'Twas harder yet to move the...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ...

John Dryden, Sir Walter Scott - English literature - 1808
...soul ; Forced him to exert the king for common good, And pay our ransom with his daughter's blood. Never was cause more difficult to plead, Than where...underwent, > And his own office, shamed him to consent. ) Twas harder yet to move the mother's mind, And to this heavy task was I designed : Reasons against...
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