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Half our knowledge we must snatch, not take.
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'T is from high life high characters are drawn ; A saint in crape is twice a saint in lawn.
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'T is education forms the common mind: Just as the twig is bent the tree's inclined.
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Manners with fortunes, humours turn with climes,
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Odious! in woollen ! 't would a saint provoke,
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And you, brave Cobham! to the latest breath
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Whether the charmer sinner it, or saint it,
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Choose a firm cloud before it fall, and in it
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Fine by defect, and delicately weak.
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With too much quickness ever to be taught ;
To heirs unknown descends th' unguarded store,
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* Tempora mutantur nos et mutamur in illis.
Virtue she finds too painful an endeavour,
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Men, some to business, some to pleasure take;
But every woman is at heart a rake.
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See how the world its veterans rewards!
A youth of frolics, an old age of cards.
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Oh! blessed with temper, whose unclouded ray
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She who ne'er answers till a husband cools,
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And mistress of herself, though china fall.
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Woman's at best a contradiction still. Epistle ii. Line 270.
Who shall decide, when doctors disagree,
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Blest paper-credit! last and best supply!
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But thousands die without or this or that,
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The ruling passion, be it what it will,
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Extremes in nature equal good produce.
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Rise, honest muse! and sing the man of Ross.
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Who builds a church to God, and not to fame,
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Good sense, which only is the gift of Heaven,
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To rest, the cushion and soft dean invite,
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AN ESSAY ON CRITICISM.
'Tis with our judgments as our watches, none Go just alike, yet each believes his own.+
One science only will one genius fit;
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And snatch a grace beyond the reach of art.
Pride, the never failing vice of fools.
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* In the reign of Charles II. a certain worthy divine at Whitehall thus addressed himself to the auditory at the conclusion of his sermon :-' In short, if you don't live up to the precepts of the gospel, but abandon yourselves to your irregular appetites, you must expect to receive your reward in a certain place, which 't is not good manners to mention here.' -TOM BROWN. Laconics.
But as when an authentic watch is shown,
So in our very judgments, &c.
SUCKLING. Epilogue to Aglaura.
A little learning is a dangerous thing;
Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring :*
Hills peep o'er hills, and Alps on Alps arise.
Whoever thinks a faultless piece to see,
True wit is nature to advantage dressed,
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Words are like leaves; and where they most abound, Much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found.
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Such laboured nothings, in so strange a style.
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In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold,
Be not the first by whom the new are tried,
Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
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These equal syllables alone require,
Though oft the ear the open vowels tire,
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* A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.
LORD BACON. Essay on Atheism.
† 'High characters,' cries one, and he would see
A needless Alexandrine ends the song,
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True ease in writing comes from art, not chance,
The sound must seem an echo to the sense :
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For fools admire, but men of sense approve.
Envy will merit as its shade pursue,
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But like a shadow, proves the substance true.
To err is human, to forgive divine.
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All seems infected that th' infected spy,
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And make each day a critic on the last.
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* Solvuntur tardosque trahit sinus ultimus orbes.