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Our life can never be securely blessed

DMI number:
9593
Poem Aliases
Dryden. Absalom and Achitophel.
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Evidence:
First Line:
Our life can never be securely blessed
Last Line:
Heaven punishes the bad and proves the best
Poem Genre / Form:
Couplet and Extract / snippet from longer work
Themes:
Advice / moral precepts
Related People
Author:
John Dryden
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Extract w. variants from Absalom and Achitophel. Calif. II (1972): 6 ['But life can never be sincerely blestÂ’]
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First Line:
For life can never be sincerely blessed
Last Line:
Heaven punishes the bad and proves the best
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Variant Of
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Content/Publication
Title:
The agreeable variety. In two parts [T61602]
Page No(s):
p.183
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
From Mr Dryden
Attributed To:
John Dryden
Title:
The agreeable variety. In two parts. [T61568]
Page No(s):
p.183
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
From Mr Dryden
Attributed To:
John Dryden
Title:
The agreeable variety: being a miscellaneous collection in prose and verse from the works of the most celebrated authors [T61569]
Page No(s):
p.183
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
From Mr Dryden
Attributed To:
John Dryden