'Absalom and Achitophel' he drew the portrait of Buckingham as Zimri.
Hereupon Dryden, at the suggestion, it is said, of the king, and with the purpose of securing Shaftesbury's conviction, put forth the First Part of 'Absalom and Achitophel,' a masterly satire of Shaftesbury, Monmouth, and their associates in the allegorical disguise of the (somewhat altered) Biblical story of David and Absalom.
His death followed shortly, but meanwhile appeared the Second Part of 'Absalom and Achitophel,' chiefly a commonplace production written by Nahum Tate (joint author of Tate and Brady's paraphrase of the Psalms into English hymn-form), but with some passages by Dryden.]
In satiric and didactic verse Dryden is accepted as the chief English master, and here 'Absalom and Achitophel' is his greatest achievement.
In spite of the fine sounding lines you will perhaps never care to read Absalom
and Achitophel save as a footnote to history.
"This is the Mount of Olives; this is the Hill of Offense; the nest of huts is the Village of Siloam; here, yonder, every where, is the King's Garden; under this great tree Zacharias, the high priest, was murdered; yonder is Mount Moriah and the Temple wall; the tomb of Absalom
; the tomb of St.
Sometimes, the worthy gentleman would reprove my mother for being over-indulgent to her sons, with a reference to old Eli, or David and Absalom
, which was particularly galling to her feelings; and, very highly as she respected him, and all his sayings, I once heard her exclaim, 'I wish to goodness he had a son himself!
Had the hairs on the head of Absalom
been as scarce as thine, he might have been living to this day.” The jokes of Richard never failed of exciting risibility, for he uniformly did honor to his own wit; and he enjoyed a hearty laugh on the present occasion, while Mr.
"Nay, I am neither Asa, nor Absalom
, nor any of the Hebrew princes, but Obed, the root and stock of them all.
The greatest military genius our world ever produced was a brick-layer from somewhere back of Boston - died during the Revolution - by the name of Absalom
Under the guardianship of the devious and unlicensed Gregory Absalom
, an engineer who creates mechanical children, they have no choice but to help him in his unlawful practice.
The Carey Photographic Collection is made up of around 300 images taken by leading councillor and businessman, Alderman George Absalom
Carey, who founded a Middlesbrough mutual society and personal credit service that are both still thriving well over a century later.