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Good name, in man or woman, dear my lord,
Poor and content is rich, and rich enough;
Trifles, light as air, : , Are, to the jealous, confirmation strong As proofs of holy writ.
He that is robb'd, not wanting what is stolen,
Be satisfied and pleased with what thou art;
NEEDS must the Power That made us, and for us this happy world, Be infinitely good; and of His good As liberal and free as infinite.
Knowledge is as food, and needs no less Her temp'rance over appetite, to know In measure what the mind may well contain ; Oppresses else with surfeit, and soon turns Wisdom to folly, as nourishment to wind.
What will not ambition and revenge Descend to! Who aspires, must down as low As high he soar'd, obnoxious first or last To basest things. Revenge, at first though sweet, Bitter ere long, back on itself recoils.
Nor love thy life, nor hate; but what thou liv'st, Live well; how long or short permit to Heav'n.
Reason in man, obscur'd, or not obey'd,
O goodness infinite, goodness immense !
TOE 25 rowon This is trùe glory and renown, when God no Looking on thearts, with approbation marks The just man, anđ divulges him through heav'n To all His àngels, who with true applause Recount his praises.
So much bounty is in God, such grace, 0290 That who advance His glóry, not their own, Them Hé Himself to glory will advance.254 7
O welcome, pure-eyed Faith; white-handed Hope,
That He, the Supreme Good, t whom all things i Are but as slavish officers of vengeancez : TIA Would
send a glist?ring guardian, if need were 7 To keep mylife and honour unassail?dos :20W OT
How charming is divine philosophy!
Against the threats per Of maliceror of sorcery, or that pow'r::?** Which erring men call-chance"; this I hold.firm*: Virtue may be assaild; but never hurt'; d. Surpris?d by unjust force, but not inthrall!dy Yea, even that which mischief meant most harm, Shall in the happy trial prove most glory. 31
I hate when Vice can bolt her arguments,
Mortals that would follow me,
FROM POPE. Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The
proper study of mankind is man.
All reason's pleasures, all the joys of sense,
What nothing earthly gives or can destroy,
Self-love but serves the virtuous mind to wake,
Absent or dead, still let a friend be dear,