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The King [Charles II] after the Restoration accused the poet, Edmund Waller, of having made finer verses in praise of Oliver Cromw ...
The royal refugee our breed restores
With foreign courtiers and with foreign whores,
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A man so various, that he seemed to be
Not one, but all mankind's epitome.
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Shall the dog lie where the deer once crouched?
He had been, he said, an unconscionable time dying; but he hoped that they would excuse it.
Let not poor Nelly starve.
God bless our good and gracious King,
Whose promise none relies on;
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I'm down here all alone, but as happy as a king--at least, as happy as some kings--at any rate, I should think I'm about as happy ...
Princess Dala: If I were my father, I'd have you tortured.
Sir Charles: No, if you were your father I doubt very much if I wo
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Simone Clouseau: We can't just let him rot in prison.
Sir Charles: Oh, it takes years for people to rot.
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