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The parson knows enough who knows a Duke.
It chills my blood to hear the blest Supreme Rudely appealed to on each trifling theme.
No wild enthusiast could rest, till half the world like him was possessed.
An epigram is but a feeble thing – With straw in tail, stuck there by way of sting.
Reasoning at every step he treads, Man yet mistakes his way, Whilst meaner things, whom instinct leads, Are rarely known to stray.
O, popular applause! what heart of man is proof against thy sweet, seducing charms?
How much a dunce that has been sent to roam, excels a dunce that has been kept at home.
God made the country, and man made the town.
Nature is a good name for an effect whose cause is God.
Thus happiness depends, as nature shows, less on exterior things than most suppose.
A fool must now and then be right, by chance.
Remorse, the fatal egg that pleasure laid.
Absence of occupation is not rest; A mind quite vacant is a mind distressed.
Meditation here may think down hours to moments. Here the heart may give a useful lesson to the head and learning wiser grow without his…
A self-made man? Yes, and one who worships his creator.
Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.
Absence of proof is not proof of absence.
No one was ever scolded out of their sins.
Man may dismiss compassion from his heart, but God never will.
The dogs did bark, the children screamed, Up flew the windows all; And every soul bawled out, Well done! As loud as he could bawl.
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