'Tis mean for empty praise of wit to write,
As fopplings grin to show their teeth are white.
Quotes, by John Brown (1) , Source: Essay of Satire (st. 2)
Truth's sacred fort th' exploded laugh shall win,
And coxcombs vanquish Berkeley with a grin.
Quotes, by John Brown (1) , Source: Essay on Satire (pt. II, V, 224)
Now let us thank th' eternal power, convinc'd
That Heaven but tries our virtue by affliction:
That oft the cloud which wraps the present hour,
Serves but to brighten our future days!
Quotes, by John Brown (1) , Source: Bararossa (act V, sc. 3)