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" Promiscuous use of concubine and bride ; Then Israel's monarch after heaven's own heart, His vigorous warmth did variously impart To wives and slaves ; and wide as his command, Scatter'd his Maker's image through the land. "
The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes - Página 217
de John Dryden, Walter Scott - 1821
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Book of Humorous Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 381 páginas
...done. 1184 Along this tree From root to crown Ideas flow up And vetoes down. DRYDENJohn 1631-1700 1185 Absalom and Achitophel In pious times, ere priestcraft did begin, Before polygamy was made a sin. 1186 Absalom and Achitophel Plots, true or false, are necessary things, To raise up commonwealths and...
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Refiguring Revolutions: Aesthetics and Politics from the English Revolution ...

Kevin Sharpe, Steven N. Zwicker - 1998 - 376 páginas
...obvious in 1681 than the contemporary identities of the figures in its opening lines? In pious times, e'r Priest-craft did begin, Before Polygamy was made a sin; When man, on many, multiply'd his kind, E'r one to one was, cursedly, confind: When Nature prompted, and no law deny'd...
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Bālakāṇḍa: Rāmāyaṇa as Literature and Cultural History

Varadaraja V. Raman - 1998 - 350 páginas
...Brahmädatta quite willingly accepts to take a hundred young women as his wives. Dryden referred to ".. pious times, ere priestcraft did begin, Before polygamy was made a sin." He obviously did not know that there existed societies where priest-craft blessed and sometimes even...
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King David: A Biography

Steven L. McKenzie - 2000 - 248 páginas
...and Achitophel" (1681) satirized King Charles II as promiscuous, he chose David for the caricature:10 In pious times, ere priestcraft did begin, Before...many multiplied his kind, Ere one to one was cursedly confin'd; When nature prompted, and no law denied Promiscuous use of concubine and bride; Then Israel's...
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The Oxford Illustrated History of English Literature

Pat Rogers - 2001 - 528 páginas
...illegitimacy, in terms which appeal to his age's ribald temper and also its distrust of religious fervour. In pious times, ere Priestcraft did begin, Before...man on many multiplied his kind, Ere one to one was, cutsedly, confined . . . In this sexually liberated version of the Golden Age, David begat Absalom,...
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Books and Readers in Early Modern England: Material Studies

Jennifer Andersen, Elizabeth Sauer - 2002 - 305 páginas
...Charles's sexual behavior through the precedent set by the Old Testament patriarchs: In pious times, e'r Priest-craft did begin, Before Polygamy was made a sin; When man, on many, multiply 'd his kind, E'r one to one was, cursedly, confind: When Nature prompted, and no law deny'd...
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Restoring the Temple of Vision: Cabalistic Freemasonry and Stuart Culture

Marsha Keith Schuchard - 2002 - 845 páginas
...Dryden defended Charles II against the same charge by making a bizarre appeal to Jewish precedent: In pious times, ere priestcraft did begin, Before...to one was cursedly confined; When nature prompted, but no law denied Promiscuous use of concubine and bride; Then Israel's monarch after heaven's own...
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Royal Subjects: Essays on the Writings of James VI and I

Daniel Fischlin, Mark Fortier - 2002 - 543 páginas
...taint. Indeed, the poem wittily legitimizes royal profligacy by identifying it with David's polygamy: "When Nature prompted, and no law denied / Promiscuous use of Concubine and Bride" (11. 5-6). He fuses the early Stuart theory of royal absolutism with a daring parody of Genesis 1 :26-28,...
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The Major Works

John Dryden - 2003 - 967 páginas
...of oblivion were as necessary in a hot, distempered state, as an opiate would be in a raging fever. In pious times, ere priestcraft did begin, Before...and bride; Then Israel's monarch after heaven's own heart,0 His vigorous warmth did variously impart To wives and slaves; and, wide as his command. Scattered...
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The Cambridge History of English Literature, 1660-1780

John Richetti - 2005 - 945 páginas
...handled with a most telling exactness, and by an irony that suffuses the whole: In pious times, e'r Priest-craft did begin, Before Polygamy was made a sin; When man, on many, multiply 'd his kind, E'r one to one was, cursedly, confined: When Nature prompted, and no law deny'd...
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