in Dryden's satire of Absalom and Achitophel, those English who were loyal to Charles II., called David.
The Jews, a headstrong, moody, murmuring race, God's pampered people, whom, debauched with ease, No king could govern, nor no god could please.
Part i. verses 45-48.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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