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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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Essay on man, and The universal prayer

Alexander Pope - 1860 - 47 pages
...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...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 Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - 1860 - 576 pages
...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 'I That, vice may merit, 'tis the price of toil ; The knave deserves it, when he tills the soil, The...
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The Institutes of English Grammar

Goold Brown - 1860
...all your business lies Would you be great be virtuous and be wise Denham But sometimes virtue starves while vice is fed What then is the reward of virtue bread Pope A life all turbulence and noise may seem To him that leads it wise and to be prais'd But wisdom...
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Poetical Works: To which is Prefixed a Life of the Author

Alexander Pope - 1860
...chain'd his cointry Ba.Vt Or he whose virtue sigh'd to lose a (Jay ? VI. ' But sometimes virtue starves while vice is fed. What then? Is the reward of virtue bread ? J5| That, vice may merit, 'tis the prien of toil ; The knave deserves it, when he tills the soil...
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Pope. Essay on man, ed. by M. Pattison

Alexander Pope - 1878
...who 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 That vice may merit, 'tis the price of toil; The knave deserves it, when he tills the soil, The...
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Miscellaneous papers relating to the New Shakspere society

New Shakspere Society
...such like cheap cynics. Pope sums up this " cheap cynicism " thus : — " But sometimes Virtue starves while Vice is fed ; What then ? is the reward of Virtue bread f What nothing earthly gives nor can destroy — The soul's ctdm sunshine and the heartfelt joy Is...
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The Westminster review [afterw.] The London and Westminster review [afterw ...

sir John Bowring - 1879
...conviction that virtue is the gainer and vice the loser here and now. " But sometimes virtue starves, while vice is fed ! What then ? Is the reward of virtue bread ?" The reader will find in him none of the moroseness and misanthropy of Schopenhauer; indeed, a serene...
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Pope's Essay on man, ed., with annotations &c. by J. Hunter

Alexander Pope - 1879
...his country ? say, — Or he whose virtue sighed 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, 128....
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Addison to Blake

Thomas Humphry Ward - English poetry - 1880
...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...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 English Poets: Addison to Blake

Thomas Humphry Ward - English poetry - 1880
...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...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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