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... the Prince passed through Cambridge in his way to York , he was entertained
with the representation of the “ Guardian , ” a comedy , which Cowley says was
neither written nor acted , but roughdrawn by him , and repeated by the scholars .
He continued , says his biographer , un“ der these bonds till the general
deliverance ; " it is therefore to be supposed , that he did not go to France , and
act again for the King without the consent of his bondsinen ; that he did not thew
his loyalty ...
Not finding , ” says the morose Wood , « that preferment conferred “ upon him
which he expected , while others " for their money carried away most places , “ he
retired discontented into Surrey . " “ He was now , ” says the courtly Sprat , "
I write this in pain , and can say no “ more : Verbum sapienti . " He did not long
enjoy the pleasure or suffer the uneasiness of folitude : for he died at the Porch -
house * in Chertsey in 1667 , in the 49th year of his age . He was buried with
... as Epicurcan deities making remarks on the actions of men , and the
vicissitudes of life , without interest and without emotion . Their courtship was void
of fondness , and their lamentation of forrow . Their wish was only to say what
they hoped ...
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