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Who knows but He, whose hand the light'ning
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Who heaves old Ocean, and who wings the storms;

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Pours fierce Ambition in a Caesar's mind,
Or turns young Ammon loose to scourge man-
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From pride, from pride, our very reas'ning springs;
Account for moral, as for nat'ral things:
Why charge we Heav’n in those, in these acquit?
In both, to reason right is to submit.
Better for Us, perhaps, it might appear, 165
Were there all harmony, all virtue here;
That never air or ocean felt the wind;
That never passion discompos’d the mind.
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VER. 207. Far as Creation's ample range extends, He tells us (from Ver. 206 to 233.) that the complying with such extravagant desires would not only be useless and pernicious to Man, but would be breaking into the order, and deforming the beauty of God’s Creation, in which this animal is subject to that, and every one to Man; who by his Reason enjoys the sum of all their powers. W.

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