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Absalom and Achitophel Anthony Wood baron Biog bishop Bishop Burnet Brit called character Charles the second command copy countess court Cromwell death Dict died Digby discourse doth duke of Buckingham earl of Derby earl of Dorset earl of Essex edition Edward England esteemed father favour folio friends grace Granger Harl hath Henry Hist honour House of Lords House of Peers Ireland John king Charles king James king's lady late letter lived Lond lord Capel lord Clarendon lord Herbert lord Holles lord North lord Orford Lord Shaftesbury lordship majesty majesty's marquis Memoirs nature never Newcastle noble nobleman Observations Oxon parliament Peerage peers person Poems Poets prince printed published racter Rebellion religion restoration says sent servants Shaftesbury Speech things thought tion tract verses viscount wherein Wood write written wrote
Page 97 - A Century of the Names and Scantlings of such Inventions as at present I can call to mind to have tried and perfected...
Page 340 - In such a world so thorny, and where none Finds happiness unblighted ; or, if found, Without some thistly sorrow at its side ; It seems the part of wisdom, and no sin Against the law of love, to measure lots With less distinguish'd than ourselves ; that thus We may with patience bear our moderate ills, And sympathise with others suffering more.
Page 332 - ... and he was endless in consultations ; for when after much discourse a point was settled, if he could find a new jest to make even that which was suggested by himself seem ridiculous, he could not hold, but would study to raise the credit of his wit, though it made others call his judgment in question.
Page 304 - A man so various, that he seem'd to be Not one, but all Mankind's Epitome. Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong; Was everything by starts, and nothing long: But in the course of one revolving moon, Was chemist, fiddler, statesman, and buffoon: Then all for women, painting, rhyming, drinking; Besides ten thousand freaks that died in thinking.
Page 259 - With public zeal to cancel private crimes: How safe is treason and how sacred ill, Where none can sin against the people's will ! Where crowds can wink, and no offence be known, Since in another's guilt they find their own.
Page 250 - Of these the false Achitophel was first, A name to all succeeding ages curst : For close designs and crooked counsels fit, Sagacious, bold, and turbulent of wit...
Page 109 - Exegi monumentum aere perennius Regalique situ pyramidum altius, Quod non imber edax, non Aquilo impotens Possit diruere aut innumerabilis Annorum series et fuga temporum.
Page 7 - He had no ambition of title or office or preferment, but only to be kindly looked upon and kindly spoken to, and quietly to enjoy his own fortune : and, without doubt, no man in his nature more abhorred rebellion than he did, nor could he have been led into it by any open or transparent temptation, but by a thousand disguises and cozenages.
Page 304 - A man so various that he seemed to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome : Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong, Was everything by starts and nothing long ; But in the course of one revolving moon Was chymist, fiddler, statesman, and buffoon ; Then all for women, painting, rhyming, drinking, Besides ten thousand freaks that died in thinking.