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1867 Excerpt: ... he sells his lands. To town he comes, completes
the nation's hope, And heads the bold train-bands, and burns a
pope. And shall not Britain now regard his toils, --Britain, that
pays her patriots with her spoils? In vain at court the bankrupt
pleads his cause; His thankless country leaves him to her laws. The
sense to value riches, with the art To enjoy them, and the virtue
to impart, 220 Not meanly nor ambitiously pursued, Not sunk by
sloth, nor rased by servitude; To balance fortune by a just
expense; Join with economy, magnificence; With splendour, charity;
with plenty, health; 0, teach us, Bathurst yet unspoil'd by wealth,
That secret rare, between the extremes to move Of mad good-nature
and of mean self-love. B. Toworth orwantwell-weigh'dbe bounty
given, Aud ease or emulate the care of Heaven: 230 Whose measure
full o'erflows on human race, Mend Fortune's fault, and justify her
grace. Wealth in the gross is death, but life, diffused; As poison
heals, in just proportion used: In heaps, like ambergris, a stink
it lies; But well dispersed, is incense to the skies. P. Who
starves by nobles, or with nobles eats? The wretch that trusts
them, and the rogue that cheats. Is there a lord, who knows a
cheerful noon Without a fiddler, flatterer, or buffoon? 240 Whose
table, wit or modest merit share, Unelbow'd by a gamester, pimp, or
player? Who copies yours, or Oxford's t better part, To ease the
oppress'd, and raise the sinking heart? Where'er he shines, 0
Fortune, gild the scene, And angels guard him in the golden mean
There, English bounty yet awhile may stand, And honour linger ere
it leave the land. 248 But all our praises why should lords
engross? Rise, honest Muse and sing the Man of Ross: J Pleased Vaga
echoes through her winding bounds, And rapid Sever..
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