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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 343
por Maude Gillette Phillips - 1885
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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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Poets on Poets

Nick Rennison, Michael Schmidt - 1997 - 478 páginas
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War and Conflict Quotations: A Worldwide Dictionary of Pronouncements from ...

Michael C. Thomsett, Jean F. Thomsett - 1997 - 296 páginas
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Chambers Dictionary of Quotations

Dr Gary Jones, Chambers Editors - 1996 - 1515 páginas
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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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Poets on Poets

Nick Rennison, Michael Schmidt - 1997 - 478 páginas
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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 Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Oxford University Press, TME. - 1999 - 1136 páginas
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