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" Of these the false Achitophel was first, A name to all succeeding ages cursed ; For close designs and crooked counsels fit, Sagacious, bold, and turbulent of wit, Restless, unfixed in principles and place, In power unpleased, impatient of disgrace ; A... "
History of English literature, tr. by H. van Laun - Página 33
de Hippolyte Adolphe Taine - 1871
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Purcell: A Biography

Jonathan Keates - 1996 - 304 páginas
...immortalized in all his demonic phosphoresecence by John Dryden in Absalom and Achitophel as a man For close designs and crooked counsels fit, Sagacious, bold and turbulent of wit. Using Charles IFs eldest bastard son, the glamorous Duke of Monmouth, as a popular figurehead, Shaftesbury...
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At Zero Point: Discourse, Culture, and Satire in Restoration England

Rose A. Zimbardo - 1998 - 203 páginas
...chaotic energy,"turbulent of wit ... Restless, unfixed in principles and place," "for calm unfit," A fiery soul, which, working out its way Fretted the pigmy body to decay And o'er-informed the tenement of clay. [156-158]6" As order begets order, so also Achitophel, the center...
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Who was the Man in the Iron Mask?: And Other Historical Mysteries

Hugh Ross Williamson - 2002 - 377 páginas
...all revolutions, his fortunes had constantly been rising.' He lives for ever as Dryden's Achitophel : For close designs and crooked counsels fit; Sagacious,...fiery soul which, working out its way, Fretted the pigmy-body to decay And o'er-informed the tenement of clay. A daring pilot in extremity; Pleased with...
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Restoration Literature: An Anthology

Paul Hammond - 2002 - 437 páginas
...ungrateful men could tie. Of these the false Achitophel was first: 150 A name to all succeeding ages cursed. For close designs and crooked counsels fit, Sagacious,...disgrace. A fiery soul, which working out its way 1 Fretted the pigmy body to decay, > And o'erinformed the tenement of clay. J A daring pilot in extremity:...
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The Imperial Executive in America: Sir Edmund Andros, 1637-1714

Mary Lou Lustig - 2002 - 339 páginas
...Machinations, 1678-1680 Of these the false Achitophel was first, A name to all succeeding ages curst: For close designs and crooked counsels fit; Sagacious, bold, and turbulent of wit. — John Dryden, "Absalom and Achitophel"' THE "ACHITOPHEL" DESPISED BY DRYDEN, WAS ANTHONY ASHLEYCooper,...
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Our Greatest Writers: And Their Major Works

John Carrington - 2003 - 331 páginas
...neatly as a villain: Of these the false Achitophel was first, A name to all succeeding ages curst: For close designs and crooked counsels fit, Sagacious,...working out its way, Fretted the pigmy body to decay And o'er-informed the tenement of clay Great wits are sure to madness near allied And thin partitions do...
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The Major Works

John Dryden - 2003 - 967 páginas
...men could tie. Of these the false Achitophel was first,0 150 A name to all succeeding ages cursed: For close designs and crooked counsels fit; Sagacious,...out its way, Fretted the pigmy body to decay, And o'er-informed the tenement of clay. A daring pilot in extremity, Pleased with the danger, when the...
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The Cambridge Companion to John Dryden

Steven N. Zwicker - 2004 - 300 páginas
...portrait of the Earl of Shaftesbury in all his damaged and damaging energy - this corporeal triplet? A fiery Soul, which working out its way,~^ Fretted the Pigmy Body to decay: > And o'r inform'd the Tenement of Clay. J (Works n: 10, lines 156-8) Dryden's triplet animates not only...
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The Annotated Waste Land with Eliot's Contemporary Prose

T. S. Eliot - 2006 - 270 páginas
...is to turn the object into something greater, as were transformed the verses of Cowley quoted above. A fiery soul, which working out its way, Fretted the pigmy body to decay; And o'er informed the tenement of clay.21 These lines are not merely a magnificent tribute. They create...
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英國文學史略

Benjamin Ifor Evans - 2006 - 491 páginas
...(Monmouth) - 150-70 Of these the false Achitophel was first: A Name to all succeeding ages cursed. For close Designs and crooked Counsels fit; Sagacious,...out its way, Fretted the Pigmy Body to decay: And o'er informed the Tenement of Clay. A daring Pilot in extremity; Pleased with the Danger, when the...
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