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- 7/28/1667
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A mighty pain to love it is, and 'tis a pain that pain to miss; but of all the pains, the greatest pain is to love, but love in vain.

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Solitude can be used well by very few people. They who do must have a knowledge of the world to see the foolishness of it, and enough virtue to despise all the vanity.

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Life is an incurable disease

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I would not fear nor wish my fate, but boldly say each night, to-morrow let my sun his beams display, or in clouds hide them; I have lived today.

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This only grant me, that my means may lie too low for envy, for contempt too high

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Hail, old patrician trees, so great and good!

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We may talk as we please of lilies, and lions rampant, and spread eagles in fields of d'or or d'argent, but if heraldry were guided by reason, a plough in the field arable would be the most noble and ancient arms

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The thirsty earth soaks up the rain, And drinks, and gapes for drink again; The plants suck in the earth, and are With constant drinking fresh and fair

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Thus each extreme to equal danger tends, Plenty, as well as Want, can sep'rate friends

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Curiosity does, no less than devotion, pilgrims make

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