Library of English Literature

Library of English Literature

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ...beneath its very zone, Or never feel the rage, or never own; What happier naturcs shrink at with af-fri ht, The har inhabitant contends is right. Virtuous and vicious ev'ry man must be; Few in th' extreme, but all in the de ee: The rogue and fool, b fits, is fair an wise; And e'en the best, by ts, what they despise. "l'is but by parts we follow good or ill; For, Vice or Virtue, Self directs it still; Each individual seeks a several goal; But Heaven's great view is One, and that the Whole: _ That counterworks each foil and caprtce That disappoints th' ef'l'ect 0 ev'ry vice; That happy frailties to all ranks applied--Shame to the virgin, to the matron pride, Fear to the statesman, rashness to the chief, To ki a presumption, and to cr0Wds ht-lief; Thar, irtue's ends from vanity cart rttisc, Vhich seeks no int'rest, no re ward but raise;, And builds on wants, and on defoctso mind, The joy, the peace, the glory of Mankind. 1 Heaven, forming each on other to depend, A master, or a servant, or a friend, Bids each on other for assistance call, Till onefMlilan's weakness grows the strength 0 a. Vants, frailties, passions, closer still ally The common int'rest, or endear the tie. To these we owe true friendshi.love sincere, Each home-feltjoy that life in erits here; Yet from the same we learn, in its decline, Those joys, those loves, those int'rests to re st rt; Taught alf by Reason, half by more decay, To welcome death, and calmly pass away. Whate'er the Passion, knowledge, fame, or pelf, Not one 1" ill change his neighbor with him-se I. The learn'd is happy nature to explore, The fool is happy that he knows no more; The rich is happy in the plenty given, The poor contents him with the care of Hea TU.."..show more

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  • Paperback | 744 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 38mm | 1,306g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236772571
  • 9781236772572