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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:2848
AUTHOR:Sir John Denham (1615–1669)
QUOTATION:But whither am I strayed? I need not raise
Trophies to thee from other men’s dispraise;
Nor is thy fame on lesser ruins built;
Nor needs thy juster title the foul guilt
Of Eastern kings, who, to secure their reign,
Must have their brothers, sons, and kindred slain. 1
ATTRIBUTION:On Mr. John Fletcher’s Works.
 
Note 1.
Poets are sultans, if they had their will;
For every author would his brother kill.
Orrery: Prologues (according to Johnson).

Should such a man, too fond to rule alone,
Bear, like the Turk, no brother near the throne.
Alexander Pope: Prologue to the Satires, line 197. [back]
 

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