- His coming, is sent Harbinger, who all
Invites, and in the Consecrated stream
Pretends to wash off sin
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- Envy they say excites me, thus to gain
Companions of my misery and wo.
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- That fellowship in pain divides not smart,
Nor lightens aught each mans peculiar load.
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- Most men admire
Virtue who follow not her lore.
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- And the great Thisbite who on fiery wheels
Rode up to Heaven, yet once again to come.
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- My heart hath been a store-house long of things
And sayings laid up, portending strange events.
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- Skilled to retire, and in retiring draw
Hearts after them tangled in amorous nets.
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- Beauty stands
In the admiration only of weak minds
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- Rocks whereon greatest men have oftest wreck'd.
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- For therein stands the office of a King,
His Honour, Vertue, Merit and chief Praise,
That for the Publick all this weight he bears.
Yet he who reigns within himself, and rules
Passions, Desires, and Fears, is more a King;
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- For what is glory but the blaze of fame,
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- Of whom to be disprais'd were no small praise.
- Line 56.
- They err who count it glorious to subdue
By Conquest far and wide, to over-run
Large Countries, and in field great Battels win,
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- Elephants endors'd with towers.
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- Syene, and where the shadow both way falls,
Meroe, Nilotic isle.
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- Dusk faces with white silken turbans wreath'd.
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- The first of all Commandments, Thou shalt worship
The Lord thy God, and only him shalt serve;
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- The childhood shows the man,
As morning shows the day.
- Lines 220-21. Compare: "The child is father of the man", William Wordsworth, My Heart Leaps up.
- Athens, the eye of Greece, mother of arts
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- The olive grove of Academe,
Plato's retirement, where the Attic bird
Trills her thick-warbled notes the summer long.
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- Thence to the famous orators repair,
Those ancient, whose resistless eloquence
Wielded at will that fierce democratie,
Shook the arsenal, and fulmin'd over Greece,
To Macedon, and Artaxerxes' throne.
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Whom well inspired the oracle pronounced
Wisest of men.
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- The first and wisest of them all professed
To know this only, that he nothing knew.
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- Who reads
Incessantly, and to his reading brings not
A spirit and judgment equal or superior,
(And what he brings what needs he elsewhere seek?)
Uncertain and unsettled still remains,
Deep versed in books, and shallow in himself.
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- As children gath'ring pebbles on the shore.
Or if I would delight my private hours
With music or with poem, where so soon
As in our native language can I find
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- Till morning fair
Came forth with pilgrim steps in amice gray.
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