Absalom and Achitophel by John Dryden | Poetry Foundation

Dryden’s satirical assault on Shaftesbury, thinly disguised as Achitophel,

“A name to all succeeding ages curst
  For close designs, and crooked counsels fit.”

which, rather reminds me of my last employer. LJ

In pious times, ere priest-craft did begin,

Source: Absalom and Achitophel by John Dryden | Poetry Foundation

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