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" tis the price of toil; The knave deserves it, when he tills the soil, The knave deserves it, when he tempts the main, Where folly fights for kings, or dives for gain. The good man may be weak, be indolent; Nor is his claim to plenty, but content. "
Der Mensch, ein philosophisches Gedicht - Page 37
by Alexander Pope - 1772 - 351 pages
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

Classical poetry - 1822
...us there With the same trash mad mortals wish for here? ' But sometimes Virtue starves while Vice is What then? is the reward of Virtue bread? That Vice may merit; 'tis the price of toil; The knave deserves it when he tills the soil, The knave deserves it when he tempts the main, Where folly fights...
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Select British Poets, Or, New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present ...

William Hazlitt - English poetry - 1824 - 822 pages
...choin'dhiscountry,say, Or he whose virtue sigh'd to lose a day ? •' But sometimes virtue starves, o seeks for rest, but finds despair Companion of her...My father liv'd beside the Tyne, A wealthy lord was deserves it, when he tills the soil ; The knave deserves it, when he tempts the main, Where folly fights...
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The Moral Instructor, and Guide to Virtue: Being a Compendium of Moral ...

Jesse Torrey - Ethics - 1824 - 300 pages
...ehain'd his country, say, Or he whose virtue gigh'd to lose a day? 20 "But sometimes virtue starves, while vice is fed." What then? Is the reward of virtue...vice may merit, 'tis the price of toil; The knave deserves it, when he tills the soil. * Alluding to the fate of those two great naturalists, Empedocles...
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The Works of Alexander Popekesq., with Notes and Illustrations by ..., Volume 5

Alexander Pope - 1824
...chain'd his country ? say! Or he whose virtue sigh'd to lose a day ? " But sometimes virtue starves, while vice is fed." What then ? Is the reward of virtue bread ? 150 Taht, vice may merit ; 'tis the price of toil ; The knave deserves it, when he tills the soil...
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The Works of Alexander Pope: Esq. with Notes and Illustrations by ..., Volume 5

Alexander Pope - English literature - 1824
...chain'd his country ? say! '. Or he whose virtue sigh'd to lose a day ? " But sometimes virtue starves, while vice is fed." What then ? Is the reward of virtue bread ? 150 Taht, vice may merit ; 'tis the price of toil ; The knave deserves it, when he tills the soil...
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The British anthology; or, Poetical library, Volumes 3-4

British anthology - 1825
...who chain'd his country, Or he whose virtue sigh'd to lose a day ? — ' But sometimes virtue starves while vice is fed.' What then ? is the reward of virtue...vice may merit ; 'tis the price of toil; The knave deserves it when he tills the soil, The knave deserves it when he tempts the main, Where folly fights...
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Systematic Morality: Or, A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of ..., Volume 2

William Jevons - Ethics - 1827
...Publication of Opinions and on other Subjects, p. 212, 213. NOTE P. p. 203. "But sometimes virtue starves while vice is fed ! What then ? is the reward of virtue...vice may merit ; 'tis the price of toil ; The knave deserves it when he tills the soil, The knave deserves it when he tempts the main, Where folly fights...
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Analysis of the Principles of Rhetorical Delivery as Applied in Reading and ...

Ebenezer Porter - Elocution - 1828 - 392 pages
...infers from hence That such are happier,— shocks all common sense. But sometimes virtue starves, while vice is fed : What then ? — is the reward of virtue bread ? 4. The metrical accent of poetry is subordinate to sense, and to established usage in pronunciation....
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The Poetical Works, Volume 2

Alexander Pope - 1828
...chain'd his country, say, Or he whese virtue sigh'd to lose a day ? VI. ' But sometimes virtue starves while vice is fed.' What then ? Is the reward of virtue bread ? 160 That, vice may merit, 'tis the price of toil ; The knave deserves it, when he till's the soil...
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The Moral Instructor, and Guide to Virtue: Being a Compendium of Moral ...

Jesse Torrey - Ethics - 1830 - 300 pages
...chain'd his country, say, Or he whose virtue sigh'd to lose a day? 20 "But sometimes virtue starves, while vice is fed." What then? Is the reward of virtue...vice may merit, 'tis the price of toil ; The knave deserves it, when he tills the soil. * Alluding to the fate of those two great naturalists, Empedocles...
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