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Absalom and Achitophel

By Dryden, John

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Title: Absalom and Achitophel  
Author: Dryden, John
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Classic Literature Collection
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1631-1700, D. J. (n.d.). Absalom and Achitophel. Retrieved from http://www.ebooklibrary.org/


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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 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. Michal, of Royal blood, the Crown did wear, A Soyl ungratefull to the Tiller's care; Not so the rest; for several Mothers bore To Godlike David, several Sons before. But since like slaves his bed they did ascend, No True Succession could their seed attend. Of all this Numerous Progeny was none So Beautifull, so brave as Absalon: Whether, inspir'd by some diviner Lust, His father got him with a greater Gust; Or that his Conscious destiny made way By manly beauty to Imperiall sway.

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