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1839 Excerpt: ...seems, the greatest part Take business not in hand
now, but in heart. What mean our wealthy usurers to hoard More up
for others can they can afford Unto themselves; whereas they do not
know Whether it shall be for a friend or foe? Sure such, methinks,
should be deservedly Recorded for their sottish vanity. Now, as the
most of wealth too well do deem, So others make thereof too small
esteem, As of a thing whose use were of no weight; But both are led
away with vain conceit. Then some man's care is, that when this
life ends, He dying, may be buried with his friends; As if he
fear'd his foes had not forgotten To do him mischief, tho' their
bones were rotten. Others extremely are distempered, To think what
men will do when they are dead; And vainly sit (more wit God one
day send ) Lamenting what they know not how to mend. For worthless
matters some are wond'rous sad Whom if I call not vain, I must term
mad; If that their noses bleed some certain drops, And then again
upon the sudden stops; Or if the babbling fowl we call a jay, A
squirrel, or a hare but cross the way; Or if the salt fall towards
them at table, Or any such-like superstitious babble, Their mirth
is spoil'd, because they hold it true That some mischance must
thereupon ensue. But I do know no little numbers be ' Seduced with
this foolish vanity; And questionless, although I discommend it,
There want not some that stoutly will defend it But all their proof
is only this, I know, By daily trial they do find it so: Indeed
'tis true, God often by permission, To see if they will trust to
superstition More than to him, doth willingly supply What they so
look'd for by their augury. Then some, to be esteemed men of state.
Of nothing but the court affairs do prate; If they but come amongst
us countrymen, Lor...
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