Pastorals, Elegies, Odes, Epistles: And Other Poems

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Daniel P. Ruff, 1806 - American poetry - 163 pages
 

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Page 141 - some, that hath abundance at his will, Hath not enough, but wants in greatest store ; And other, that hath little, asks no more, But in that little is both rich and wise, For wisdom is most riches, fools therefore They are , which fortunes do by vows
Page 141 - do men The heavens of their fortune's fault accuse; Sith they know best, what is the best for them: For they to each such fortune do diffuse, As they do know, each
Page 141 - not that ■which men do covet most,, is best, Nor that thing -worst, which men do most refuse: But fittest is, that all contented rest With that they hold:, each hath his fortune in his breast. It is the mind that maketh good or ill', That maketh wretch or happy, rich or poor, For some, that hath abundance at his will, Hath not enough, but wants in greatest store ; And other, that hath little, asks no more, But in that little is both rich and wise, For wisdom is most riches, fools therefore They...
Page 135 - the muses round thee sing; While a grateful nation's love All thy labours shall approve.
Page 134 - I hear a cry ; Does the foe our arms defy •? We, their threats,

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