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On life's vast ocean diversely we sail,

Let pow'r or knowledge, gold or glory plcase, Realon the card, but Paision is the gale ; Or (oft more strong than all) the love of eafe; Nor God alone in the still calm we find; Thro' life 'tis follow'd, ev'n at life's expence; He mounts the storin, and walks upon the wind. The merchant's toil, the rage's indolence,

Passions, like elements, tho' born to fight, The monk's humility, the hero's pride; Yet mix'd and soften'd, in his work unite : All, all alike, find Reason on their side. These 'tis enough to temper and employ; Th’Eternal Art educing good from ill, But what compoies Man, can Man destroy? Grafts on this pallion cur best principle : Suífice that Reason keep to Nature's road, 'Tis thus the Mercury of Man is fix'd, Subject, compound them, follow her and God. Strong grows the Virtue with his nature mix'd; Love, Hope, and Joy, fair Pleasure's smiling The drofs cements what else were too rtfind, train;

And in one int’rest body acts with mind. Hate, Fear, and Grief, the family of Pain. As fruits, ungrateful to the planter's care, These inixt with art, and to due bounds confin'd, On savage stocks inserted, learn to bear ; Make and maintain the balance of the mind : The surelt Virtues thus from pallions ihoct, The lights and thades, whole well accorded strife Wild Nature's vigour working at the root. Give all the strength and colour of our life. What corps of wit and honesty appear

Pleasures are ever in our hands or eyes; From spleen, from obftinacy, hate, or fear ! And when in act they cease, in prospect rise: Sec Anger, zeal and fortitude supply; Prelent to grasp, and future still tu find, Ev'n Av'rice, prudence; Sloth, philofophy; The whole employ of body and of inind. Luft, thro' some certain strainers, well refia'd, All spread their charms, but charm not all alike; Is gentle love, and charms all womankind; On ditirent fenses diff'rent objccts strike; Envy, to which th'ignoble inindi's a llave, Hence diff'rent Passions more or less inflame, Is ennulation in th'lcarn'd or brave; As strong or weak the organs of the frame; Nor Virtue, male or female, can we name, And hence one master Pallion in the breast, But what will grow on Pride, or grow on Like Aaron's ferpent, swallows up the rest.

Shamc. As inan, perhaps, the moment of his breath, Thus Nature gives us (let it check our pride) Receives the lurking principle of death;

The virtue nearest to our vicc ally'd :
The young disease, that must subdue at length, Rcalon the bias turns to good from ill,
Grows with luis growth, and strengthens with his And Nero reigns a Titus, if he will.
strength:

The ficry foul abhorr'd in Catiline,
So, cast and mingled with his very frame, In Decius charms, in Curtius is divine:
The mind's disease, its ruling pallion came; The fame ambition can destroy or save,
Each vital humour which thould feed the whole, And makes a patriot as it makes a knave.
Soon flows to this, in body and in soul :

This light and darkness in our chaos join'd, Whatever warms the heart, or fills the head, What shall divide ? The God within the mind. As the mind opens, and its functions sprcad, Extremes in Nature equal ends produce; Imagination plics her dang’rous art,

In man they join to some mysterious use; And pours it all upon the peccant part. Tho' each by turns the other's bounds invade, Nature its mother, Habit is its nurle;

As, in fornewell wrought picture, light and shado, Wit, spirit, faculties, but make it worse; And oft to mix, the diff'rence is too nice Reason itself but gives it edge and pow'r; Where ends the Virtue or begins the Vice. As heav'n's bleft beam turns vinegar more four. Fools ! who froin hence into the notion fall,

We, wretched subjects, tho' to lawful (way, That Vice or Virtue there is none at all. In this weak queen, fomne fav’rite fill obey : If white and black blend, foften, and unire Ah! if the lend not arms, as well as rules, A thousand ways, is there no black and white What can the more than tell us we are fools? Ask your own hcart, and noil.ing is so plain; Teach us to mourn our nature, not to mend; 'Tis to mifakc them costs the time and pain., A sharp accufer, but a helpless friend!

Vice is a monster of fo frightful mien, Or from a judge turn pleader, to persuade As, to be hated, needs but to be icen; The choice we make, or justify it made; Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face, Proud of an easy conquest all along,

We first endure, then pity, then embrace. She but removes wcak passions for the strong: But where th’Extreme of Vice, was ne'er ayredd: So, when small humours gather to a gout,

Alk where's the North? At York, 'tis on the The doĉtor fancies he has driv’n thein out.

Tuveed; Yes, Nature's road must ever be preferi'd; In Scotland, at the Orcades; and there, Realon is, here no guide, but still a guard; At Greenland, Zembla, or the Lord knows where. 'Tis hors to rectify, not overthrow,

No creature owns it in the first degree, And treat this palfion more as friend than foe; But thinks his neighbour further gone than he: A mightier Poiv's the strong direction fonds, Ev'n those who dwell benca:h its very zone, And lev'ral men iinpels to fev'ral ends : Or never feel the rage, or never own; Like varying winds, by other patlions toft, What happier nature shrinks at with afright, This drives thein constant to a certain coast. The hard inhabitant contends is right.

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Virtuous and vicious ev'ry Man must be; Ev'n mean Self-love becomes by force divine, Few in th'extreme, but all in the degrec: The scale to measure others wants by thine: The rogue and fool, by lies, is fait and wife; See ! and confels, one comfort still must rise ; And ev’n the best, by fits, what they despile. 'Tis this, Tho' Man's å fool, yet God is wise. 'Tis but by parts wi follow good or ill ; For, Vice or Virtuc, Self diruets it ftill;

ARGUMENT OF EPISTLE III. Lich individual fecks a fev'ral goal;

Of the Nature and State of Man, with respea 10 But Heaven's great view is One, and that the

Society
Whole :
That counter works each folly and caprice;

The cuhole Universe one System of Society:--NoThat disappoints theffect of cr'ry vice;

thing made cunolly for itself, nor yet wholly for That, happy frairies to all ranks apply'd :

another. The happiness of Animals mutual.Sliame to the virgi!), to the moutron pride,

Reason or Instinct operate alike to the good of

each Individual. Reason or Inftin& operare Fear to the stat finan, rashness to the chief,

also to Society in all animals.--How far SoTo kings presumption, and to crowds belief: That, Virtue's ends from vanity can raise,

ciety carried by infiinet.--- How much farther by Which seeks no int'reft, no reward but praise;

Ren/ow.Of that which is called the State of And build on wants and on defects of mind,

Nature.-Reason inftrufied by Inftin&t in the The joy, the peace, the glory of Mankind.

Invention of Arts, and in the Forms of Society. Heav'n forming cach on other to depend,

-Origin of Political Societies.--Origin of Mo

narchy.- Patriarchal Government.--Origin of A master, oria forrait, or a friend, Bids each on other for allistance call,

true Religion and Government, from the same Till onc Man's weaknets grows the strength of

prinsiple of Love.-Origin of Superfition and all.

Tvranny, from the sanie principle of Fear.llants, frailties, pasions, closer still ally

The Influence of Self-love operating to the foThe common int'reft, or endear the tic.

cial and public Good. -Restoration of true Re: To there we owe true friendthip, lore sincere,

ligion and Government on their first Principle. Each home-felt joy that life inherits here;

-Mixt Government.--Various Forñiis of cach, Yet from the fame we learn in its decline,

and the true end of all. Thosc joys, those loves, those int’reits to resign;

EPISTLE III.
Taught hialf by Realon, half by mere decay,
To welcomc dcath, and calmly pass away.

HERE then we rest: • The Universal Cauer Whate'er the Paliion, knowledge, faine, or A Ets to one end, but acts by various laws.' pelf,

In all the madness of fuperfluous health, Not one will change his neighbour with himself. The train of pride, the impudence of wealth, The learn'd is happy nature to explore ; Let this great truth be present night and day; The fool is happy that he knows no more; But molt be present, if we preach or pray: The rich is happy in the plenty giv’n;

Look round our World; behold the chain of The poor contents him with the care of Heav'n. Combining all below and all above. (Love Sce the blind beggar dance, the cripple fing, See plastic Nature working to this end; The sot a hero, lunatic a king ;

The single atoms each to other tend; The starving chemist in his golden views Attract, attracted to the next in place, Supremely bleft; the poet in his Musc. Form'd and impell'd its ncighbour to embrace. See fomne strange confort ev'ry state attend, Sce matter next with various life endu'd, And pride bcliowd on all, a common friend : Press to one centre still, the gen’ral Good. See foine fit pa{tion cv'ry age fupply ;

Sec dying Vegetables life suitain, Hope traseis thro', nor quits us when we die. Sec life diffolving vegetate again :

Behold the child, by nature's kindly law, All forms that perith other forms supply Pleas'd with a rattle, tickl'd with a traw: (By turns we catch the vital breath, and dic) Sorne livclier plaything gires his youth delight, like bubbles on the sea of Matter borne, A little louder, but as empty quite :

They rile, they break, and to that sea return Scarfs, garters, gol, amuse his riper stage, Nothing is foreign; Parts relate to whole; And beads and pray'r-books are the toys of age: One all-cxtending, all-preserving Soul Pleas'd with this báuble full, as that before ;

Connects each being, greatest with the least; Till tir'd he sceps, and life's poor play is o'er.' Made Beast in aid of Man, and Man of Beast; Meanwhile Opinion gilds with varying rays All serv'd, all serving; nothing stands alone; Thole painted clouds that beautify our days ; The chain holds on, and where it ends unknown. Each 1.29t of Happinels by Hope supply'd, Has God, thou fool! work'd solely for thy And cach vacuity of senle by Pride:

Thy jov, thy paftime, thy attire thy food (good, Thce build as fast as knowledge can destroy ; Who for thv table feeds the wanton fawn, liz tolly's cup still laughs the bubble, Joy ; For hiin as kindly spread the flow'ry lawn: Oje prispeitt lovit, anothier itill we gain ; Is it for thee the lark ascends and sings? and not a papiry is giva in vain.

Joy tunes his voice, joy clevates his wings.

Is it for thee the linnet pours his throat?

And Reason raise o'er Instinct as you can ; Loves of his own and raptures (well the note. In this 'tis God directs, in that 'tis Man. The bounding fleed you pompoully bestride, Who taught the nations of the field and wood Shares with his lord the pleature and the pride. To thun their poilon, and to choose their food ? Is thine alone the feed that stress the plain? Prcfcient, the tides or tempefts to withstand, The birds of heav'n thall vindicate their grain. Build on the wave, or arch beneath their land? Thine the full harvest of the golden year? Who made the spider parallels detiyn, Part pays, and justly, the deserving steer : Sure as De Moivre, without rule or line? The hog, that plows not, nor obeys thy call, Who bid the iturk, Columbus-like, explore Lives on the labours of his lord of all.

Heav'ns not his own, and worlds unknown before: Know, Nature's children shall divide her care; Who calls the council, states the certain day, The fur that warms a monarch warm'd a bear. Whoforms the phalanx, and whopoints the way? While Man exclaims, "See all things for iny use!' God, in the nature of each being, founds “See man for mine!” replies a painper'd goose. Its proper blits, and fers its proper bounds : And just as short of reason he must fall, But as he fram'd a "l'holc, the whole to bless, Who thinks all made for one, not one for all. On mutual Wants built mutual Happinets : Grant that the pow', ful still the weak controul ; So from the first, eternal order ran, Be Man the Wit and Tyrant of the whole : And creature link'd to creature, man to man. Nature that Tyrant checks; he only knows, Whate'er of life all-quick’niog ather keeps, And helps another creature's wants and woes, Or breathes thro' air, or thoots bencath the Say, will the falcon, stooping from above,

deeps, Smit with her varying plumage, spare the dove? Or pours profuse on earth, one nature feeds Admires ihe jay the infect's gilded wings?

Thé vital flame, and livells the genial leeds. Or hears the hawk when Philoincla fings? Not man alone, but all that roam of wood, Man cares for all: to birds he gives his woods. Or wing the sky, or roll along the flood, To beasts his pastures, and to fith his floods; Each loves itself, but not ittelf alone; For some his int’rest prompts him to provide,

Each fex desires alike, till two are one, For more his pleasure yet for inore his pride : Nor ends the pleasure with the fierce embrace; All feed on one vain Patron, and enjoy They love themselves, a third t.me, in their race. Th'extensive blessing of his luxury.

Thus beast and bird their common charge atThat very life his learned hunger craves,

tend; He faves from fainine, from the savage faves; The mothers nurse it, and the fires défend; Nay, feasts the animal he dooms his feast, The young dismils'd to wandes carth or air, And, till he ends the being, makes it blert; There stops the Instinct, and there ends the care; Which sees no more theftroke, or feels the pain, The link dissolves, cach tecks a frelh embrace, Than favour'd Man by touch ethereal lain. Another love succeeds, another race, The creature had his teátt of life before ; A longer care Man's helpless kind demands; Thou too must perilh when thy feast is o'er ! That longer care contracts more latting bands : To each unthinking being, Heav'n a friend, Refcction, Reason, Itili'the ties 'improve, Gives not the uselet's knowledge of its end : At oncc extend the int’rest, and the love : To Man imparts it; but with such a view With choice we fix, with lympathy we burn ; As, while he dreads it, makes him hope it too : Each Virtue in cach Patlion takes its turn; The hour conceal'd, and so remote the fear, And still new needs, new helps, new habits rise, Death ftill draws nearer, never feening near. That grafts benevolence on charities. Great standing miracle! that Heav'n alliga'd Still as one brood, and as another rose, Its only thinking thing this tura of mind. Thele nat'ral love maintain, habitual ghose :

Whether with Realon or with Instinct blest, The last scarce ripen'd into perfect Man, Know, all enjoy that pow'r which suits them beft; Saw helplets him from whom their life began; To bliss alike by that direction tend,

Mem'ry and forecait just returns engage; And find the means proportion'd to their end. That pointed back to youth, this on to age; Say, where full Instinct is th’unerring guide, While pleafure, gratitude, and hope, combin’d, What Pope or Council can they.nced belide ? Still spread the int'relt, and preferv'd the kind. Reason, however abl«, cool at beít,

Nor think, in Nature's State they blindly trod; Cares not for fervice, or but ferves when prest, The State of Nature was the rcign of God. Stays till we call, and then not often near; Self-love and focial at hei birth began, But honeit Instinct counes a volunteer,

Union thc bond of all things, and of Man. Sure never to o'er Shoot, but jutt to lat;

Pride then was not; nor Arts, that Pride to aid; While still too wide or short in human Wit ; Man walk'd with locali, joint tenant of the shade; Sure by quick Nature happiness to gain, The same his table, and the same his bed ; Which heavier Realon labours ar in vain. No murder cloath'd him, and no murder (ed. This too serves always, Reason never long; In the same remple, the itfounding wood, One must go right, the other nay go wrong.

All vocal beings bvmn'd their equal God: See then the acting and comparing pow'rs

The shrine with gorc unitain'd, with gold undrest, One in their naturc, which are two in ours; Unbrib’d, unblcodiy, siood the blameless prieit:

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Heav'n's attribute was Universal Care, Draw forth the monsters of tlı’abyss profound,
And man's prerogative to rule, but fpare. Or fetch th'aèrial eagle to the ground.
Ah! how unlike thic inan of times to come! Till drooping, lick’ning, dying they begar,
Of half that live the butcher and the tomb; Whom they rever'd as God, to mourn as Man:
Who, foe to Nature, hears the gen'ral groan, Then, looking up from fire to fire, explor'd
Murders their species, and betrays his own. One great Firti Father, and that first ador'd.
But just ditcase to luxury fucceeds,

Or plain tradition that this All begun,
And ev'ry death its own avenger breeds; Convey'd unbroken faith from fire to fon ;
The fury pailions from that blood bigan, The worker from the work diftinct was known,
And turn'd on Man a fiercer savage, Man. And finple Reafon never fought but one:

See hin froin Nature rising flow to Art! Ere Wit oblique had brouyht that steady light, To copy IntiinEr then was Reaton's part; Man, like his Maker, faw that all was right; Thus then to Man the voice of Nature spake To Virtue, in the paths of Pleasure trod,

Go, from the Creatures thy instructions take: And own'da Father when he own'd a God. « Learn from the birds what food the thickets Love all the faith, and all th’allegiance then ;

For Nature knew no right divine in Men, * Learn from the beasts the physic of the field; Noill could fear in God; and understood “ Tiry arts of building from the bee receive; A Sov'reign being but a sov’reiga good. « Learn of the mole to plow, the worm to weave; | True faith, truc policy, united ran; " Learn of the little Nautilus to fail,

That was but lore of God, and this of Man. “ Spread the thin oar, and catch the driving galc. Whofirft taught fouls enllav'd, and realms un. “ Here too ail forins of social union find, Th'enormous faith of many made for ope;[done, “ And hence let Reason, late, instruct mankind: That proud exception to all Nature's laws, " Here futterranean works and citics see; T'invert the world, and counterwork its Causes " There towns aèrial on the waving tree. Force fust made Conquest, and that Conquet, " Learn each finall People's genius, policies, Till Superftition taught the Tyrant awe, (Las; “ The Ant's republic, and the realm of Bees; Then thard the Tyrany, then lent it aid, " How those in common all their wealth befiow, And Gods of Conqu’rors, Slaves of Subjc&s made: “ And Anarchy without confusion know; She, 'midst the lightning's blaze, and thunder's “ And there for ever, tho' a Monarch reign,

.found,

(the grourd, “ Their lep'rate cells and properties maintain. When rock'd the mountains, and when groan'} “ Mark what unvary'el laws preferre cash ftatc, She taught the weak to bend, the proud to przy, 6 Laws wife as Nature, and as fix'd as Fare. To Pow'r unteen, and miglivier far than ther: " In vain thy Realon siner webs Thall draw, She, from the rending earth, and burfing fais, “ Entangled Justice in her nct of Law,

Saw Gods descend, and fiends internal rise : “ And rishi, too rigid, harden into wrong; Here fix'd the dreadful, there the bleft abodes: “ Still for the strong towcak, the weak too strong. Fcar made her Devils, and weak Hope her Gods; “ Yet go! and rlius o'er all the creatures fivay, 1 Gods partial, changeful, pallionate, unjuft, “ Thus let the wifer inake the rett ober: Whore attributes ncre Raye, Revenge, or Luf; " And for those aris mere Infiia ft could afford, Such as the souls of cowards might conceive, “ Be crown'd as Monarchis, ci as Gods adorci.” And, form'd like tvrants, tyrannis would beliere.

Great Nature spoke; oblcrvant Man obty'd; Zeal then, not charity, became the guide! Cities were built, Societies were made :

And hell was built on {pite, and heav’a oa pride. Here rose one little state; another near

Then sacred feem'd ch'ethereal vault no more ; Grew by like means, and join il, thro' love or fear. Altars grew marble then, and reek'd with gore: Did here the trees with ruddier burdens bend, Then first the Flamen tafted living food; And there the treanis in purcr vill defcend? Next his grim idol (mear'd with a uman blood; What Warcould ravifli, Commerce could below, / With Heav’n’s 01 thunders 1hock the world beAnd he return'd a friend who care a foc. And play'd the God an engine on his foe. (lov, Converse and Love mankind might trongly draw, So drives felf. love, thro' just, and thro’unjuf; l'hen Love was Liberiy, and Nature Law. To one man's pow'r ambition, lucre, lust : Thus faies were form'd; the name of king un- The fame felf-love, in all, becoines the cause kuown,

Of what restrains him, government and laws Till common int'ren plac'd ile swav in one. For, what one likes, if others like as well, 'Twas Virtue only (ur in arts or arms, What ferves one will, when maoy wills rebel? Difluling blelings, or averting harms)

Ilow fhall he keep, vi hat, sleeping or awake, The fame which in a Sire the Sons obey'd, A weaker may surprise, a (tronger take? A Prince the Father of a Beople niade. His fafety must liis liberty restrain: Till then, by Naturc crown'd, cach Patriarch Alljcin’d to guard what each defires to gain, fate

Forc'd into virtue thus, by self-defence, King, priest, and parent, of his growing state; Ev'n kings Icarn'd justice and benevolence : On hiin, their second Providence, they hung; Self-love forlook the path it first pursu'd, Their law his eve, their oracle his tongue. And found the private in the public gond. He froin the wond'ring furrow call?d inc food, 'Tivas then the studious head or gen’rousiaine, Taught to command the fire, controul the flood, Follow'r of God, or friend of human kind,

Poet

Poet or patriot, rose but to restore

-Honours-Nobility-Greatness Fame-SuThe faith and inoral Nature gave before ;

perior Talents_With pictures of human infelia Relum'd her ancient light, not kindled new; city in ven pojalled of them all-That Virtue If not God's image, yet his shadow drew; only conflitutes a Happiness, whose object is uniTaught pow'r's due usc to people and to kings, versal, and whose prospect eternal That the Taught nor to llack, nor strain its tender strings; perfe&tion of Virtue ond Happine's confijts in a The less or greater, fet fo justly true,

conformity to the Order of Providence here, and That touching one must strike the other too ; a Refignation to it here and hereafter. Till jarring int’rests of themselves create Th'according music of a well-mix'd state.

EPISTLE IV. Such is the world's great harmony, that springs O HAPPINESS! our bcing's end and aim ! From order, union, full consent of things : Good,P casure,Ease,Content! whate'cr thy name: Where finall and great, where weak and mig!ty, That something still which prompts th'eternal made

For which we bear to live, or dare to die; [figh, To serve, not suffer, strengthen, not invade; Which till fo near us, yet beyond us lics More pow’rful each as needful to the rest, O'erlook’d, seen double, by the fool and wise. And, in proportion as it blesses, bleft;

Plant of celestial secd ! if dropt below, Draw to one point, and to one centre bring Say, in what mo tal foil thou deign'st to grow ? Beaft, man, or angel, servant, lord, or king. Fair op’ning to tome Court's propitious thine,

For forms of government let fools conteft; Or dcep with di'monds in the faming mine ? Whate'cr is bett administer'd is best :

Tuind with the wreaths Parnaliian laurels yield, For modes of faith, let graceless zealots fight; Or reap'd in iron harvests of the field ? [toil, His can't be wrong whole life is in the right : Where grows ? where grows it not ? if vain our In faith and hope the world will disagree, Wc ought to blame the culture, not the foil : But all mankind's concern is charity:

Fix'd to no Ipot is Happiness fincere; All must be false that thwart this one great end; | 'Tis nowhere to be found, or ev'rywhere: And all of God that bless mankind, or mend. 'Tis never to be bought, but always free, (thee. Man, like ihe gen’rous vinc, supported lives : And fled from monarchs, St. John! dwells with The strength he gains is froin th’embrace he gives. Alk of the learn'd the way? The learn’d are On their own axis as the planets run,

blind : Yet make at once their circle round the sun; This bids to fervt, and that to fhun mankind; So two consistent motions act the foul;

Some place the blits in action, fome in case; And one regards itself, and one the whole. Those call it pleasure, and conteniment thele;

Thus God and Nature link'd the gen’ral frame, Some, funk to beasts, find pleasure end in pain; And bade felf-love and social be the same. Some, fweli'd to gods, confcis ev’n virtue vain;

Or indolent, to each extreine they fall,
ARGUMENT OF EPISTLE IV.

To trust in cv'ry thing, or doubt of all. of the Nature and State of Man, zwith respect 10 Than this, that happiness is happinets ?

Who thus define it, tay they more or less Happiness.

Take Nature's path, and mad opinions leave; F.:lle Notions of Happiness, Philosophical and PC- All states can reach it, and all heads conceive;

pular----It is the End of all Men, and attain- Obvious her goods, in no extreme they dwell; able by all-God intends Happiness to be equal; There needs but thinking right, and meaning well; and to be so, it muft be focial, since all particu- And mourn our various portions as we please, iar Happiness depends on general, and since he Equal is common sense and common cale. governs by general, not particular Lamus - As

Remember Man, “ the univerfal cause it is necessary for Order, and the peace and “ Acts not by partial, but by gen'ral laws;" sve/fure of Society, that external goods fhould be And makes what Happiness we juftly call, unequal, Happiness is not made to confijl in tiveje, Sublitt not in the good of one, but all, But notwithstanding that inequality, the ba- There's not a blefling individuals find, lance of Happiness among mankind is kept even But some way leans and hcarkens to the kind; by Providence, by the truo Pallions of Hope and No bandit fierce, no tyrant mad with pride, Fear-What the Happiness of individuals is, as No cavern'd hermit rests felf. Latisfy'd : far as is confiftenteith the constitution of this Who most to Thun or hate mankind pretend, world; and inat t'e Good Man has hire the Seek an admirer, or would fix a friend : advantage The error of imputing to Virtue Abstract what others feel, what others think, what are only the calamities of Nature or of All pleasures ficken, and all glorics tink: Fortune--The folly of expecting that GocShould Each has his share; and who would more obtain, alter his general Laws in favour of particu- Shall find, the pleasure pays nor half the pain. lars - That we are not judges who are good; Order is Hcav'n's first law; and this confes, bui that whoever they are, they must be happi- Some are, and in ust be, greater than the rest, of -- That eternal goods are not the proper re More rich, inore wise; but who infers from hence wards, but often inconfijtent cuith, oj struc- | That such are happier, shocks all common sense. live of, Virtue - That even these can make no Heav'n to mankind impartial wc confels, Man happy without l'iriue: Injianced in Riches If all are equal in their happinets ;

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