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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 Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: To which is Prefixed the Life of ...

Alexander Pope - 1830 - 442 pages
...cbain'd hi> country •ay, Or he whose virtue sigh'd to lose a day ? VI. 'But sometimes virtue starves while vice is fed.' What then ? Is the reward of virtue bread 7 ISO That, vice may merit, 'tie the price of toil ; The knave deserve« it, when lie till« the soil...
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The Grammatical Instructer; Containing an Exposition of All the Essential ...

Samuel B. EMMONS - English language - 1832 - 160 pages
...he, whose virtue sigh'd to lose a day? " But sometimes virtue starves, while vice is fed," AVhatthen? 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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The works of Alexander Pope; with a memoir of the author, notes ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1835
...perfection of the whole. But the passage exhibits a noble flow of poetry. ' But sometimes virtue starves, while vice is fed.' What then ? Is the reward of virtue bread ? 150 That vice may merit ; 'tis the price of toil ; The knave deserves it, when he tills the soil...
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The Pro and Con of Universalism: Both as to Its Doctrines and Moral Bearings ...

George Rogers - Universalism - 1837
...are not sufficient]; rewarded, nor the latter sufficiently punished. •' For what if virtue starves, while vice is fed, What then ? Is the reward of virtue bread !" — Pope. Solomon saith, " He that spareth the rod hateth his son," [and' so he does virtually —...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. Ed. by H.F. Cary, with a biogr. notice ...

Alexander Pope - 1839
...his country! Or he whose virtue sigh'd to lose a day ! [кау, " But sometimes virtue stArves,whilc vice is fed." What then! Is the reward of virtue bread!...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 Works of the British Poets: In a Chronological Series from Ben Jonson ...

1841
...whose virtue sigh'd to lose a day ? " But sometimes Virtue starves, while Vice is fed.' Whal ihcn ? t less when spirits immortal sing?) Suspended Hell, and took with ravishment The throng deserves it, when he tills the soil ; The knave deserves it, when he tempts the main, Where folly fights...
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The Bible of Nature, and Substance of Virtue, Condensed from the Scriptures ...

Free thought - 1842
...nodding to its fall, For Charters' head reserve the hanging wall ? " 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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Select Works of the British Poets: In a Chronological Series from Ben Jonson ...

John Aikin - English poetry - 1843 - 807 pages
...country, say, Or he whose virtue sigh'd to lose a day T " But sometimes Virtue starves, whils»Vice deserves it, when he tills the soil ; The knave deserves it, when he tempts the main, Where folly fights...
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Select Works of the British Poets, in a Chronological Series from Ben Jonson ...

John Aikin - English poetry - 1843 - 807 pages
...choin'd his country, say Or he whose virtue sigh'd to lose a day i " But sometimes Virtue starves, l That, Vice may merit, 'tis the price of toil ; The knave deserves it, when he tills the soil ; The...
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An Essay on Man: In Four Epistles to Henry St. John, Lord Bolingbroke

Alexander Pope - 1844 - 48 pages
...chain'd his country, gay, Or he whose virtue sigh'd to lose a day ? VI. ' But sometimes virtue starves while vice is fed.' What then ? Is the reward of virtue bread ? 150 That, vice may merit, 'tis the price of toil ; The knave deserves it, when he tills the soil...
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