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in Dryden's satire of Absalom and Achitophel, is designed for Sancroft, Archbishop of Canterbury.

Zadoc the priest, whom (shunning power and place), His lowly mind advanced to David's [Charles II.] grace.

Part i. lines 801-2.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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