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" Oh! had he been content to serve the Crown, With virtues only proper to the gown; Or had the rankness of the soil been freed From cockle that oppressed the noble seed; David for him his tuneful harp had strung. "
Noctes AmbrosianŠ - Page 146
by John Wilson - 1863
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 41-42

John Bell - English poetry - 1777
...for him his tuneful harp had strung, • And Heav'n had wanted one immortal song. But wild Amhition loves to slide, not stand, And Fortune's ice prefers to Virtue's land. Achithophel, grown weary to possess aco A lawful fame, and lazy happiness, Disdain'd the golden fruit...
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Bell's Edition: The Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to ...

English poetry - 1801
...the noble seed, David for him his tuneful harp had strung, And Heav'n bad wanted one immortal song. But wild Ambition loves to slide, not stand, And Fortune's ice prefers to Virtue's land. Achithophel, grown weary to possess 30* A lawful fame, and lazy happiness, Disdain'd the golden fruit...
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Poetical Works

John Dryden - 1808
...tue noble seed ; David for him his tuneful harp had strung, And Heav'n bad wanted one immortal song. But wild Ambition loves to slide, not stand, And Fortune's ice prefers to Virtue's land. Acbitopbel, grown weary to possess A lawful fame, and lazy happiness, Disdain'd the golden fruit to...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes ..., Volume 9

John Dryden - English literature - 1808
...the noble seed ; David for him his tuneful harp had strung, And heaven had wanted one immortal song. But wild ambition loves to slide, not stand, And fortune's ice prefers to virtue's land. Achitophel, grown weary to possess A lawful fame, and lazy happiness, Disdained the golden fruit to...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ...

John Dryden, Sir Walter Scott - English literature - 1808
...the noble seed ; David for him his tuneful harp had strung, And heaven had wanted one immortal song. But wild ambition loves to slide, not stand, And fortune's ice prefers to virtue's land. Achitophel, grown weary to possess A lawful fame, and lazy happiness, Disdained the golden fruit to...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden: Collated with the Best Editions:

John Dryden, Thomas Park - 1808
...David for him his tuneful harp had strung, And Heav'n had wanted one immortal song. But wild Amhition loves to slide, not stand, And Fortune's ice prefers to Virtue's land. Achitophel, grown weary to possess A lawful fame, and lazy happiness, Disdain'd the golden fruit to...
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Elegant Extracts, Volumes 1-2

Vicesimus Knox - English poetry - 1809
...noble s-eed ; David for him his tuneful harp had strung, Atid heaven had wanted one immortal song. hat wait on female pride ; Let nature suidc • Achiiophrl, grown weary to possess A lawful fame, and la/.y happiness, Disdaiu'd the golden fruit...
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La Belle AssemblÚe, Volume 6

1809
...the noble seed , David for him hii tuneful harp had strung, And heaven had wanted one immortal son; But wild ambition loves to slide not stand: And fortune's ice prefers to virtue's laud. Achitophel, grown weary to possess ; A lawful fame, and lazy happiness, Disdaiu'd the gulden...
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Cobbett's Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High ...

Thomas Bayly Howell - Trials - 1810
...the noble seed David for him his tuneful harp had strung, And Heav'n had wanted one immortal song. But wild -ambition loves to slide, not stand, And fortune's ice prefers to virtue's land." " A martial hero, first, with early care, Blown, like a pigmy by the winds, to war; A beardless chief,...
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The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent ..., Volume 4

Francis Wrangham - Great Britain - 1816
...the noble seed ; David for him his tuneful harp had strung, And heaven had wanted one immortal song. But wild ambition loves to slide, not stand; And fortune's ice prefers to virtue's land. Achitophel, grown weary to possess A lawful fame and lazy happiness, Disdain'd the golden fruit to...
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