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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 And Heaven had wanted one immortal song. "
The First Part of Miscellany Poems: Containing Variety of New Translations ... - Seite 24
von John Dryden - 1716
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Stanzas on the Death of Oliver Cromwell: Astraea Redux; Annus Mirabilis ...

John Dryden - 1871 - 294 Seiten
...the wretched to redress, 190 Swift of despatch and easy of access. 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, 195 David for him his tuneful...
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The Quarterly Review, Band 130

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - 1871
...afterthought. The first edition of the poem contained these lines : — ' Oh ! had ho 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...
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A Life of Anthony Ashley Cooper: First Earl of Shaftesbury. 1621-1683, Band 2

William Dougal Christie - 1871
...point to a distinction between the Judge and the Minister: — " 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...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden, Band 1

John Dryden - 1897 - 662 Seiten
...wretched to redress, 190 1 1 Swift of despatch and easy of access. 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, • 195 David for him his...
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Stanzas on the Death of Oliver Cromwell: Astraea Redux; Annus Mirabilis ...

John Dryden - 1871 - 294 Seiten
...the wretched to redress, 190 Swift of despatch and easy of access. 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, 195 David for him his tuneful...
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Golden leaves from the works of poets and painters, ed. by R. Bell

Robert Bell - 1872
...unsought, the wretched to redress; Swift of dispatch, and easy of access. 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...
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Stanzas on the Death of Oliver Cromwell: Astraea Redux; Annus Mirabilis ...

John Dryden - 1874 - 301 Seiten
...the wretched to redress, 190 Swift of despatch and easy of access. 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, 195 David for him his tuneful...
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Stanzas on the Death of Oliver Cromwell: Astraea Redux; Annus Mirabilis ...

John Dryden - 1874 - 301 Seiten
...the wretched to redress, 190 Swift of despatch and easy of access. , 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, 195 David for him his tuneful...
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Chambers's Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical ..., Band 1

Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers - 1876
...unsought, the wretched to redress, Swift of despatch, and easy of access. Oh 1 had he been content to serve 0 rankness of the soil been freed From cockle, that oppressed the noble seed, David for him his tuneful...
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Cassell's library of English literature, selected, ed. and arranged ..., Band 4

Cassell, ltd - 1876
...the wretched to redress ; Swift of dispatch, and easy of access.] 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...
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