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1842 Excerpt: ...them, nor repine: --Mere human violence, rapine
and stealth Have brought me down to poverty, from wealth, The
following is a soliloquy, in which he is endeavouring to bring his
mind into a more composed state. LIU. Learn patience, 0 my soul
though rack'd and torn With deep distress--Bear it --it must be
borne Your unavailing hopes and vain regret, Forget them, or
endeavour to forget: Those womanish repiniugs, unrepress'd, (Which
gratify your foes, ) serve to molest Your sympathising
friends--Learn to endure And bear calamities you cannot cure Nor
hope to change the laws of Destiny, -By mortal efforts --Vainly
would you fly To the remotest margin of the sky, J The following
lines in a more composed and manly strain, seem to belong to the
same period. LIV. Entire and perfect happiness is never VouchsaPd
to man; but nobler minds endeavour To keep their inward sorrows
unreveal'd. With meaner spirits, nothing is conceal'd: Weak, and
unable to conform to fortune; With rude rejoicing or complaint
importune, They vent their exultation or distress. Whate'er betides
us, grief or happiness, The brave and wise, will bear with steady
mind, Th' allotment unforeseen and undefin'd, Of good or evil,
which the Gods bestow, Promiscuously dealt to man below. What has
been said a little while ago, of Theognis' remonstrances against
the rules of Providence, requires to be illustrated; and the
illustration may not improperly be placed here, as it is by no
means improbable, that the verses might have been composed about
this time. LV. 0 mighty Jove I wish the Powers of Heaven Would
change their method that a rule were given Hence forward, for the
wicked and profane, To check their high presumption, and restrain
Their insolences and their cruelties: Who mock your ordinances, and
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John Hookham Frere
||246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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