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Behold the child, by Nature's kindly law,
Scarfs, garters, gold, amuse his riper stage,
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Learn of the little nautilus to sail,
Speed the thin oar, and catch the driving gale.
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The enormous faith of many made for one.
For forms of government let fools contest;
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O happiness! our being's end and aim!
Order is Heaven's first law.
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Reason's whole pleasure, all the joys of sense,
Lie in three words-health, peace, and competence.
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* His faith, perhaps, in some nice tenets, might
The soul's calm sunshine and the heartfelt joy.
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Honour and shame from no condition rise;
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Worth makes the man, and want of it the fellow;
What can ennoble sots, or slaves or cowards?
Alas! not all the blood of all the Howards.
A wit's a feather, and a chief a rod;
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An honest man's the noblest work of God.*
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Plays round the head, but comes not to the heart :
One self-approving hour whole years outweighs
Of stupid starers and of loud huzzas :
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If parts allure thee, think how Bacon shined,
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* Man is his own star, and that soul that can
FLETCHER. Upon an Honest Man's Fortune.
† May see thee now, though late redeem thy name,
SAVAGE. Character of Foster.
Damned by the Muse to everlasting fame.
LLOYD. Epistle to a Friend.
Know then this truth (enough for man to know), ‘Virtue alone is happiness below.'
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Slave to no sect, who takes no private road,
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Formed by thy converse, happily to steer
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Say, shall my little bark attendant sail,
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Thou wert my guide, philosopher and friend.
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That virtue only makes our bliss below,
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To observations which ourselves we make,
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Like following life through creatures you dissect You lose it in the moment you detect. Epistle i. Line 29.
*You will find that it is the modest, not the presumptuous inquirer, who makes a real and safe progress in the discovery of divine truths. One follows Nature and Nature's God-that is, he follows God in his works and in his word.
BOLINGBROKE. A Letter to Mr. Pope.
BOILEAU. L'Art Poétique. Chant Ier.
Half our knowledge we must snatch, not take.
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'T is from high life high characters are drawn ; A saint in crape is twice a saint in lawn.
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'T is education forms the common mind: Just as the twig is bent the tree's inclined.
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Manners with fortunes, humours turn with climes,
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Odious! in woollen ! 't would a saint provoke,
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And you, brave Cobham! to the latest breath
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Whether the charmer sinner it, or saint it,
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Choose a firm cloud before it fall, and in it
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Fine by defect, and delicately weak.
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With too much quickness ever to be taught ;
To heirs unknown descends th' unguarded store,
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* Tempora mutantur nos et mutamur in illis.
Virtue she finds too painful an endeavour,
Content to dwell in decencies for ever. Epistle ii. Line 163.
Men, some to business, some to pleasure take;
But every woman is at heart a rake.
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See how the world its veterans rewards!
A youth of frolics, an old age of cards.
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Oh! blessed with temper, whose unclouded ray
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She who ne'er answers till a husband cools,
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And mistress of herself, though china fall.
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Woman's at best a contradiction still. Epistle ii. Line 270.
Who shall decide, when doctors disagree,
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Blest paper-credit! last and best supply!
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But thousands die without or this or that,
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The ruling passion, be it what it will,
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Extremes in nature equal good produce.
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