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" ALL human 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 long. In prose and verse was owned, without dispute, Through all the realms of Nonsense... "
A Popular Manual of English Literature, Containing Outlines of the ... - Página 341
por Maude Gillette Phillips - 1885
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Cathcart's Literary Reader: A Manual of English Literature : Being Typical ...

George Rhett Cathcart - 1892 - 541 páginas
...The dead shall live, the living die, And music shall untune the sky. 1 amend, assist MAC FLECKNOE1 ALL human things are subject to decay, And when fate...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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Longer English Poems: With Notes Philological and Explanatory, and an ...

John Wesley Hales - 1892 - 427 páginas
...twitch'd his mantle blew ; To-morrow to fresh woods and pastures new. DRYDEN. MAC FLECKNO E. ALL humane things are subject to decay, And, when Fate summons,...must obey. This Flecknoe found, who, like Augustus, younj; Was call'd to empire and had govern'd long, In prose and verse was owned without dispute i;...
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Alexander Pope

Yasmine Gooneratne - 1976 - 149 páginas
...Hamlet quoted above and the passage from Dryden's Mac Flecknoe that follows, is a difference of tone All human things are subject to decay And, when Fate...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 - 1995 - 891 páginas
...Garden. Dr. Johnson recorded that Dryden "found the language brick and left it marble." MACFLECKNOE All human things are subject to decay. And when fate summons, monarchs must obey. This Flecknoc found, who, like Augustus, young Was call'd to empire, and had govem 'd long; In prose and...
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The Corpse: A History

Christine Quigley - 1996 - 358 páginas
...kindred with the great of old. Wealth and status do not exclude anyone, as John Dryden (d. 1700) notes: "All human things are subject to decay, / And when fate summons, monarchs must obey." James Shirley (d. 1666) personifies Death as laying his icy hand on kings. Even attempts at preservation...
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1997 - 625 páginas
...BARON BYRON, (1788-1824) British poet. "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage," cto. 4, st. 55 (1812-1818). 3 All human things are subject to decay, And when fate summons, monarchs must obey. JOHN DRYDEN, (1631-1700) British poet, dramatist, critic. "Mac Flecknoe," I. 1-2 (1682). Deception...
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The Courage to Become: The Virtues of Humanism

Paul Kurtz - 1997 - 138 páginas
...to their glorious ideals and cherished hopes, now that they lie buried in the waste bin of history? "All human things are subject to decay, and when fate summons, monarchs must obey," observed Dryden.3 The remnants of the cities of the Incas, the columns of Rome, the remains of Troy...
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Tricksters & Estates: On the Ideology of Restoration Comedy

J. Douglas Canfield - 1997 - 315 páginas
...the same time that Dryden could begin MacFlecknoe with the shockingly appropriate lines, "All humane things are subject to decay, / And, when Fate summons, Monarchs must obey" before proceeding to the diminuendo, "This Fleckno found," writers of Restoration comedy began to return...
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The Cambridge Companion to English Literature, 1650-1740

University of Cambridge - 1998 - 334 páginas
...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 - 2003 - 967 páginas
...write. Yet every man is safe from what he feared; For no one fool is hunted from the herd. MacFlecknoe All human things are subject to decay, And when fate...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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