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Nor God alone in the still calm we find, The monk's humility, the hero's pride ;
He mounts the storm, and walks upon the wind. All, all alike find Reason on their fide.

Paffions, like elements, tho' born to fight, Th' Eternal Art, educing good from ill,
Yet mix'd and soften'd in his work unite : Grafts on this Patliou our best principle:
These 'tis enough to temper and employ; 'Tis thus the Mercury of Man is fix'd,
But what composes Mían, can Man destroy ? Strong grows the Virtue with his nature mix'd;
Suffice that Rcalon keep to Nature's road, The drois cements what elsс were to refind,
Subject, compound thein, follow her and God. And in one int'rest body acts with mind.
Love, Hope, and Joy, fair Plcasure's imiling train; As fruits, ungrateful to the planter's care,,
Hate, Fear, and Grief, the family of Pain: On favage stocks inserted learn to bear;
There mix'd with art, and to duc bounds confin'd, The lurett Virtues thus frum Paitions thoot,
Make and maintain the balance of the mind; Wild Nature's vigour working at the root.

The lights and thades, whole weli-accorded strife What crops of wit and honesty appear Gives all the strength and colour of our life. From spleen, from obstinacy, hate, or fear!

Pleasures are ever in our hands and eyes ; See anger, zeal and fortitude supply : And, when in act they cease, in prcfpeci rite: Ev'n av'rice, prudence, ncih, philosophy; Present to grasp, and future ftill io find, Lust, thro' fomne certain strainers well rein'd, The whole employ of body and of mind. Is gentle love, and charms all womankind; All spread their charms, but charm not all alike; Envy, to which th' ignoble mind 's a llave, On diff'rent senses diff'rent objects strike; Is emulation in the learn'd or brave; Hence diff'rent Passions more or lets in tame, Nor Virtue, male or female, can we name, As Irong or weak the organs of the frame; But what will grow on Pride, or grow on Shame. And hence one mafter Pallion in the breast, Thus Nature gives us (let it check our pride) Like Aaron's serpent, swallows up the rest. The virtue nearett to our vice allied :

As man, perhaps, the moment of his breath, Reason the bias turns to good from ill, Receives the lurking principle of death; And Nero reigns a Titus it he will. The young disease, that mult subdue at length, The ficry foui abhorr'd in Cauline, Grows with his growth, and strengthens with his In Decius charms, in Curtius is divice : So, cast and mingled with his very frame, (strength; The same ambition can deftroy or save, The mind's dilease, its ruling pallion came ; And makes a patriot as it makes a knave. Each vital humour which should feed the whole, This light and darkness in our chacs joind, Soon flows to this, in body and in soul : What shall divide > The God within the mind. Whatever warms the heart, or fills the head, Extremcs in Nature equal ends produce ; As the mind opens, and its functions Spread, In man they join to fome in yftcrious use: Imagination plies her dang'rous art,

Tho' each by' turns the other's bourds inrade, And pours it all upon the peccant part.

As, in some well wrought picture, light and shade, Nature its mother, habit is its nurse ;

And oft so mix, the diff'rence is too nice Wit, fpirit, faculties, but make it worle; Where ends the Virtue, or begins the Vice. Reason itself but gives it edge and pow'r; Fools! who from hence into the notion fall, As heaven's blest beam turns vinegar more four. That Vice or Virtue there is none at all.

We, wretched subjects tho' to lawful fway, If white and black blend, soften, and unite
In this weak queen, Tome fav'rite still obcy : A thousand ways, is there no black or white?
Ah! if she lend not arms as well as rules, Ask your own heart, and nothing is to plain;
What can the more than tell us we are fools? Tis to mistake them costs the time and pain.
Teach us to mourn our nature, not to mend; Vice is a monster of fo frightful mien,
A sharp accuser, but a helpless friend !

is, to be hatod, needs but iu be scen;
Or from a judge turn pleader, to persuade Yet, seen too oft, familiar with her face,
The choice we make, or justify it made; We first endure, then pies', then embrace.
Proud of an easy conquest all along,

But where th’Extreme of Vice, was ne'er agreed: She but removes weak paffions for the strong: Ask where's the North : at Yok, 'uis on the So, when small humours gather to a gout, In Sectland, at the Orcades; and there, [Tweed; The doctor fancies he has driven theni out. At Greculand, Zembla, or the Lord knows where.

Yes, nature's road must ever be preferr’d; No crcature owns it in the first degree, Reason is here no guide, but still a guard; But thinks his neighbour further gone than he : 'Tis hers to rectify, not overthrow,

Ev’n those who dwell beneath its very zone, And treat this patsion more as friend than foe; Or never feel the rage, or never own; A mightier Pouv'r the stroog direction sends, What happier naruies thriok at with affright, And lev'ral men impels to lev'ral cnds : The hard inhabitant contends is right. Like varying winds, by other pailions toft, Virtuous and vicious ev'ry man must be ; This drives them constant to a certain coast. Few in th' extreme, but all in the degrec: Let pow'r or knowledge, gold or glory please, The

rogue and fuol, by fits, is fair and wise; Or (oft more strong than all) the love of casu; And ev’n the best, by fits, what they despilc. Thro' life 'tis follow'd, even at life's expence; 'Tis but by parts wc follow good or ill! The merchant's toil, the fage's indolence, Fo., Vice or Virtue, Seif directs it ftill;

Each

Each individual seeks a sev'ral goal; [Whole: 1 ther. The happinels of Animals mutual.But Heaven's great view is One, and that the Reafon or luftinet operates ulike to the good of That counterworks each folly and caprice ;

each individual.-Reason or Instinct operates That disappoints th' effect of ev'ry vice;

also to Society in all animals.- How far SoThat, happy frailties to all ranks applied ciety is carried! by infiinet.- How much fartber Shame to the virgin, to the matron pride, by Realon.- Ofihat which is called the State of Fear to the statesman, rathness to the chief, Nature. - Realon instructed by Instinct in the To kings presumption, and to crowds belief : Invention of Arts, and in the fornis of so iety. That, Virtue's ends from vanity can raile, -Origin of Political Societies.-Origin of Mo. Which seeks no int'rest, no reward but praise; narcby.- Patriarchal Government. Origin of And builds on wants, and on defects of mind, true Religion md Government, from the same The joy, the peace, the glory of Mankind. principle of Love.- Origin of Superftition and

Heaven, forming each on other to depend, Tyranny, from the same principle of Fear.A master, or a servant, or a friend,

The influence of Self-love operating to the social Bids each on other for altistance call, (all. and public Good.-Restoration of true Religion Till one Man's weakness grows the strength of and Government on their forft Principle.- Mixed Wants, frailties, pallions, closer fill ally

Government.-- Various Forms of cacb, and be The common int'reft, or endear the tie.

true Erid of all. To these we owe true friend hip, love sincere, Each home-felt joy that life inherits here; HERE then we rest: "The Universal Cause Yet from the tame we learn, in its decline, Acts to one end, but acts by various laws.' Those joys, those loves, those int'rests to resign ; In all the madness of fuperfluous health, Taught half by Reason, half by mere decay, The train of pride, the impudence of wealth, To welcome death, and calmly pass away. Let this great truth be present night and day;

Whate'er the Passion, knowledge, fame, or pelf, But most be present, if ive preach, or pray.
Not one will change his neighbour with hipitelf. Look round our World; behold the chain of
The learnid is happy nature to explore, Combining all below and all above. [Love
The fool is happy that he knows no more ; See plastic Nature working to this end;
The rich is happy in the plenty given, The single atoins cach to other tond;
The poor contents him with the care of Heaven. Attract, attracted to the next in place,
See the blind beggar dance, the cripple fing, Form'd and impell'd its neighbour to embrace.
The sot a hero, lunatic a king;

Sec Matter next, with various life endued,
The starving chemist in his golden views Press to one centre ftill, the gen'ral Good.
Supremely bleft; the poçt in his Mule. Sec dying Vegetables life suitain,
See some strange comfort ev'ry state attend, See life diffolving vegetate again :
And pride, beltow'd on all, a common friend : All forms that perith other forms supply
See some fit palsion ev'ry age fupply ;

i By turns we catch the vital breath, and dic); Hope travels through, nor quits us when we die. Like bubbles on the sea of Matter borne,

Behold the child, by nature's kindly law, They rise, they break, and to that sea return. Pleas'd with a rattle, tickled with a straw;

Nothing is foreign; Parts relate to whole;
Some livelier plaything gives his youth delight, One all-extending, all-preferving Soul
A little louder, but as empty quite ;

Connects cach being, greatest with the left; Scarfs, garters, gold amule bis riper stage, Made Beast in aid of Man, and Man of Bealt; And beads and pray’ı-books are the toys of age : 1 All terv'd, all ferving : nothing stands alone; Pleas'd with this bauble still, as that before ; Thechain holds on, and where it ends unknown. Till tir'd he fleeps, and Life's poor play is o'er. Has God, thou fool! work'd solely for thy Meanwhile Opinion gilds with varying rays

good, Those painted clouds that beautify our days; Thy joy, thy pafime, thy attire, thy food? Each want of happinefs by Hope jupplied, Who fór thy tablc foods the wanton fawn, And cach vacuity of sense by Pride :

for him as kindly lpreads the flow'ry lawn. These build as fast as knowledge can destroy; Is it for thee the lark atcends and fings? In folly's cup still laughs the bubble, Joy: Joy tunes his voice, joy clevates his wings. One prospect loit, another frill we gain; Is it for thee the linnet pours his throat ? And not a vanity is given in vain.

Loves of his own and raptures (well the note.
Ev'n mean Self-love becomes, by force divine, The bounding steed you pompoully beftride
The scale to measure others' wants by thine. Shares with his lord the pleasure and the pride.
See! and confess; one comfort still must rife; Is thine alone the feed that strews the plain?
'Tis this—tho' Man 's a fuol, yet God is wise. The birds of heaven fhall vindicate their grain,
EPISTLE III.

Thine the full harvest of thc golden year :
Part pays, and justly, the deserving steer.

The hog that ploughs not, nor obeys thy call, Of tbe Nature and State of Mu with respect to

Lives on the labours of this lord of all,
Society.

Now, Nature's children shall divide her care; The whole Universe one Svjiem of Society Nothing The fur that warins a monarch warm'd a bear. made wbolly for itself, nor yes wbully for ano

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While Man exclaims, 'See all things for my use! God, in the nature of each beivg, founds

See man tor mine!' replies a painper'd goolc: Its proper bliss, and fets its proper bounds :
And uit as short of reason be mult tall,

But as he fram'd a Whole, the Whole to bless, ho thinks all made for one, not one for all. On mutual Wants built mutual Happiness;

Grant that the pow'rful still the weak controul; So, from the first, eternal order ran,
Be Min the Wit and Tyrant of the whole : And creature link'd to creature, man to man.
Nature that Tyrant checks; he only knows, Whatc'er of life all.quick’ning ærher keeps,
and helps another creature's wants and woes. Or breathes thro' air, or thoots beneath the deeps,
Say, will the falcon, Rooping from above, Or pours profuse on earth, one nature feeds
Smit with her varying plumage, sp.re the dove? The vital Hame, and twells the genial feeds.
Adinires the jav dhe infect's gilde wings : Not man alone, but all that roain the wood,
Or hears the hawk when Philomila sings? Or wing the sky, or roll along the fiood,
Man cares for all: to birds he gives his woods, Each loves itself, hut pot itself alone;
To leasts his pastures, and to fith his Honds ; Each sex dcfires alike, till two are one.
For some his ine'rest prompts him to provide, Nor ends the pleature with the fierce einbrace ;
For more his pleasure, yet for more his pride : They love themielves, a third tinie, in their race,
All feed on onc vain Patron, and enjoy Thus beatt and bird their common charge attend;
Th’extensive bletiing of his luxury.

The mothers nurse it, and the fires defend;
'That very life his learned hunger craves, The young disinifs'd to wander earth or air,
He faves from faininc, froin the favage faves; There ftops the initinet, and there ends the care;
Nay, featts the animal he dooins his fcali, The link diffolves, cach lecks a freíh einbrace;
And, till he ends the bcing, inakes it bleft; Another lovc fucceeds, another race.
Which sees no more the firoke, or feels the pain, A longer care Man's helplets kind demands;
Than favour'd Man by touch othercal flain. That longer care contracts more lasting bands :
The crcature had his fratt of life before ; Retection, Reafon, still the ties improve,
Thou too must perish when thy fcast is o'er ! At once extend the int'reft and the love :
To each unthinking being, Heaven a friend, With choice we fix, with sympathy we burs;
Gires not the useleis koowledye of its end : Each Virtue in each Pallion takes its turn;
To Man imparts it ; but with such a view And ftill new necds, new helps, new habits rise,
As, while he dreads it, makes hiin hope it too: That graft benevolence on charitics.
The hour conceal'd, and to remote the fear, Still as one brood, and as another rose,
Death ftill draws nearer, never seeming near. There nat'ral love maintain, habirual thore :
Great standing miracle ! that Heaven alliga 'd The last scarce ripeu'd isto perfect Man,
Its only thinking thing this turn of mind. Saw helpless him from whoin their life began :

Whether with Reason or with Instinct bleft, Mem'ry and forecast just returns engage;
Know, all enjoy that pow'r which suits them best; That pointed back to youth, this on to age;
To bliss alike by that direction tead,

While pleasure, gratitude, and hope, conibin'd,
And find the means proportion'd to their end. Still spread the int'rest, and prefervid the kind.
Say, where full Instinct is th' unerring guide, Nor think, in Nature's State they blindly trod;
What Pope or Council can they need betide? The State of Nature was the reign of God:
Realon, however able, cool at best,

Scif-love and Social at her birth began;
Cares not for service, or but serves when prest; Cnion the bond of all things, and of Man.
Stays cill we call, and then not often near ; Pride then was not; nor Arts, that Pride to aid;
But honest Inftinet comes a volunteer,

Man walk'd with beast, joint tenant of the shade;
Sure never to o'críhoot, but just to hit;

The same his table, and the same his bed;
While fill too wide or short is human W'it; No murder clorh'd hiin, and no inurder fed.
Sare by quick Nature happiness to gain, In the same temple, the refounding wood,
Which heavier Reafon Libours at in vain. All vocal beings hymn 'il their equal God:
This too serves always, Reason never long; The shrine with gore unitain d, with gold undresti
One must go right, the other may go wrong. Unbrib'd, unbloody, ftood the blainelcis priett:
See then the acting and comparing pow'rs Heaven's attribute was Universal Carc;
One in their nature, which are two in ours; And Man's prerogative to rule, but fpare.
And Reason raise o'er Instinct as you can,

Ah! how unlike the man of times to come!
In this tis God directs, in that 'cis Man. Of half that live the butcher and the tomb;

Who taught the nations of the field and wood Who, foe to Nature, hears the gen ral groan,
To thun their poiton, and to choold their food ? Murders their fpecies, and betray's
Prefcient, the tides or tempests to withitand, But juit difcafe to luxury luccceels,
Build on the wave, or arch beneath the land? And ev'ry dcath its own avenger breeds;
Who made the fpider parallels delign,

The fury paflions from that blood began,
Sure as De Moivre, without rule or line ? And tum à on Man a fiercer lavage, Man.
Who bid the stork, Columbus-like, explore Sce him from Nature rifing flow to Art!
Ileavins not his own, and worlds unknown before: To copy Instinct then was Realon's part ;
Who calls the council, fiatca the certain day? Thus then tu Man the voice of Nature spake.
l'ho forine the phalanx, wnd shopoints the way? Go, frun the Creatures thy instruclions take:

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his own.

* Learn from thebirdswhat food the thickets yield; No ill could fear in God; and understood

Learn from the beasts the physic of the field; A Sov'reign Being but a fov'reign good. Thy arts of building from the bee receive; True faith, true policy, uvited ran; “ Learn of the mole to plough, the worm to weave; That was but love of God, and this of Man. “ Learn of the little Nautilus to sail,

Who first taught souls enllav'd, and realms un“ Spread the thin oar, and catch the driving gale. Th' enormous faith of many made for one; [done, “ Here too all forms of social union find, That proud exception to all Nature's laws, “ And hence let Reason, late, instruct mankind : T'invert the world, and counterwork its Cause? “ Here subterranean works and citics fee ; Force first made Conquest, and that Conquest • There towns aërial on the waving tree. Till Superstition taught the Tyrant awe ; [ Law, • Learn cach finall People's genius, policies, Then sar'd the Tyranny, then lent it aid, “ The Ant's republic, and the realm of Bees; And Gods of Conqu'rors, Slaves of Subjects made: " How those in common all their wealth bestow, She 'midst the lightning's blaze, and thunder's “ And Anarchy without confusion know;

found,

(the ground, “ And there for ever, tho' a Monarch reign,

When rock'd the mountains, and when groan'd " Their fep'rate cells and properties maintain. She taught the weak to bend, the proud to pray, “ Mark what unvaried laws preserve each state, To Pow'r unteen, and mightier far than they : “ Laws wise as Nature, and as fix'd as Fate. She from the rending earth, and bursting skies, “ In vain thy Reaton finer webs Thall draw, Saw Gods descend, and fiends infernal rise: " Entangle Justice in her net of Law;

Here fix'd the dreadful, there the bleft abodes; " And right, too rigid, harden into wrong; Fear made her Devils, and weak Hope her Gods; • Suill for the strong too weak, the weak too itrong. Gods partial, changeful, passionate, unjust, Yet go! and thus o'er all the creatures fway, Whose attributes were Rage, Revenge, or Luft; “ Thus lct the wifer make the rest obey : Such as the souls of cowards might conceive, • And for those arts mere Instinct could afford, And, form'd like tyrants, tyrants would believe. • Be crown'd as Monarchs, or as Gods ador'd." Zeal then, not charity, became the guide !

Great Nature fpoke; oblervant Man obey'd ; And hell was built on {pite, and heaven on pride. Cities were built, Societies were made : Then sacred seem'd th' ethereal vault no more ; Here rofe one little ftate; another near

Altars grew marble then, and reek'd with gore : Grew by like means, and join'd thro' love or fear. Then firit the Flamen tasted living food, Did here the trees with ruddier burdens bend, Next his grim idol smear'd with human blood; And there the streams in purer rills descend? With heaven's own thunders shook the world What War cculd ravith, Commerce could bestow, And play'd the God an engine on his foe. [below, And he recurn'd a friend who came a foe. So drives Self-love, thro' just, and thro' unjust; Converse and Love mankind might strongly draw, To one man's pow'r, ambition, lucre, luft: When Lovewas Liberty,and Nature Law.[known, The fame Self-love in all, becomes the cause Thus itares were forind; the name of King un- of what restrains him, Government and Laws. Till common int'rest plac'd the fway in one. For, what one likes, if others like as well, 'Twas Virtue only (or in arts or arms, What serves one will, when many wills rebel? Diffusing blellings, or averting harms), How shall he keep, what, fleeping or awake, The same which in a Sire the Sons obey'd, A weaker may surprise, a stronger take ? A Prince the Father of a People made. [Sate His fafety must his liberty restrain :

Till then, by Nature crown'd, each Patriarch All join'd to guard what each desires to gain. King, pricft, and parent, of his growing state; Forc'd into Virtue thus by Self-defence, On him, their second Providence, they hung; Ev'n Kings learn'd justice and benevolence : Their law his eye, their oracle his congue. Self-love forsook the path it first pursued, He from the wand'ring furrotv call'd the food, And found the private in the public good. Taught to command the fire, controul the food, 'Twas then the studious head or gen'rous mind, Draw forth the monsters of th' abyss profound, Follower of God, or friend of human kind, Or fetch th' aërial eagle to the ground. Poet or Patriot, rose but to restore Till drooping, sick’ning, dying they began, The faith and moral Nature gave before; Whom they rever'd as God, to mourn as Man: Relum'd her ancient light, nor kindled new;. Then, looking up from tire to fire, explor'd If not God's image, yet his Shadow drew : Ove great Firtt Father, and that Firtt'ador'd. Taught Power's due use to People and to Kings, Or plain tradition that this All begun, Taught nor to lack nor ftrain its tender strings, Convey'd unbroken faith from fire to fon ; The less or greater set ro juftly true, The worker from the work distinct was known, That touching one muft ftrike the other too ; And simple Reason never fought but one: Till jarring int'rests of themfelves create Ere Wit oblique had broke that steady light, Th' according music of a well-mix'd state. Man, like his Maker, faw that all was right; Such is the world's great harmony, that springs To Virtue in the paths of Pleasure trod, From Order, Union, full Consent of things : And own'd a Father when he own'd a God. Where small and great, where weak and mightye Love all the faith and all th' allegiance then:

made For Nature knew nu righe divine in Men, To ferve, not suffer ; strengthen, not invade;

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More pow'rful each as needful to the rest, That something still which prompts th' eternal And, in proportion as it bleffes, bleit;

high, Draw to one point, and to one centre bring

For which we bear to live, or dare to die; Beaft, Man, or Angel, Servant, Lord, or King. Which ftill so near us, yet beyond us lies;

For Forms of Government let fools contest; O'erlook'd, feen double, by the fool and wise. Wiate'er is best administer'd is best :

Plant of celestial feed ! if dropt below, For Modes of Faith let graceless zealots fight; Say, in what mortal foil thou deign't to grow? His can 't be wrong whole life is in the right : Fair op'ning to some Court's propitious thine, In Faith and Hope the world will disagree, Or deep with diamonds in the faming mine? But all Mankind's concern is Charity :

Twin d with the wreaths Parnaslian laurels yield, All must be false that thwart this One great End; Or reap'd in iron harvests of the field : And all of God that bless Mankind, or mend. Wheregrows ? where grows it not? if vainour toil, Man, like the gen'rous vinc, Supported lives; We ought to blame the culture, not the soil. The Strength he gains is from the embrace bc Fix'd to no spot is happiness fincere, gives.

'Tis nowhere to be found, or ev'rywhere: On their own Axis as the Planets run,

'Tis never to be bought, but always free ; [thee. Yct make at once their circle round the Sun; And, fed from monarchs, St. John, dwells with So two confiftent motions act the Soul,

Alk of the Learn’d the way: The Learn'd are

blind : And one regards Itself, and one the Whole.

Thus God and Nature link'd the gen’ral franc, This bids to serve, and that to fhun mankind;
And bade Self-love and Social be the same. Some place the bliss in action, some in eale;

Those call it pleasure, and contentment there :
EPIST LE IV.

Some, funk to beasts, find pleasure end in pain;

Some, ívellid to Gods, confess ev'n virtue vain; ARGUMENT.

Or indolent to each extreme they fall, of ibe Nature and State of Man, with respect 10 To trust in ev'ry thing, or doubt of all. Happiness.

Who thus define it, say they more or less

Than this, that happiness is happiness ? False Notions of Happiness, Philosophical and Po Take Nature's path, and mad opinions leave; pular.-It is the End of all Men, and attain. All ttates can reach it, and all heads conceive; able by all. -- God intends Happiness to be equal; Obvious her goods, in no cxtreme they dwell ; and to be so, it must be social, since all particular There needs but thinking right, and meaning well; Happiness depends on general, and since be 39- And mourn our various portions as we please, verns by general not particular LawsAs it is Equal is common sense and common eale. necessary for Order, and the peace and welfare Remeinber, Man, “the universal Cause of Society, tbat cxternal goods should be unequal," Aćts not by partial, but by gen'ral laws; Happiness is not made to consist in ibtsi-But, And makes what Happiness we justly call notwithjlanding that inequality, the balance of Subsift not in the good of one, but all. Happiness among mankind is kept ever by Pro- There's not a bleiling individuals find, vidence, by the two Passions of Hope and feara But some way leans and hearkens to the kind. What the Huppiness of Individuals is, as far as No bandit fierce, no tyrant mad with pride, is confiftent with tbe constitution of this world; No cavern'd hermit rests self-satisfied: and bus the Good Maur bas bere ibe advantage. Who most to thun or hate mankind pretend, -Tbe error of imputing 10 Virtue what are only seek an admirer, or would fix a friend : the calamities of Nature or of Fortune.-The folly Abstract what others feel, what others think, of expecting ibat God jould alter bis general All pleasures ficken, and all glories fink; laws in favour of particulars.That we are not Each has his thare; and who would more obtain, jadges cubo are good; but tbat, whoever tbey art, Shall find, the pleasure pays not half the pain. they must be bappieft-That external goods are Order is Heaven's huit law; and this confeft, nof the proper rewards, but often inconfijont Some are, and must be, greater than the rest, with, or dejtructive of, Virtue.-Ibat even tbele More rich, more wise; but who infers from hence can make no Man bappy wirbout Virtue: 11- That such are happier, shocks all common sense. fiancedin Riches-Honours-Nobility-Greatness Heaven to mankind impartial we confess, -Fan-Superior Talent.--Wieb.pictures of bu. If all are equal in their happiness : man infelicity in Men folhellir of them all.--7har But mutual wants this happiness increase; Virtue only conftitutes a Happiness whose object is All nature's ditt 'rence keeps all nature's peace. universal, and whose prospeti eternal.-Tbat ike Condition, circumstance is not the thing; perfection of Virtue and Happiness consists in a Blits is the fame in fubjcct or in king: conformity to the Order of Providence bere, and In who obtain defence, or who defend, a Refignation to it bere and bercafier.

In him who is, or him who finds a friend :

Heaven breathes thro' ev'ry member of the whole O HAPPINESS! our being's end and aim ! One common blessing, as one common soul. Good, Pieafire, Eale, Content, whate'er thy But fortune's gifts if each alike pofsess’d, name; And each were equal, must not all conted?

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