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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 Story of English Literature

Anna Buckland - English literature - 1882 - 519 pages
...giving or withdrawal of them that God rewards and punishes man — " But sometimes virtue starves whilst 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 good man may be weak, be indolent, His claim is not to plenty,...
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German Culture and Christianity: Their Controversy in the Time 1770-1880

Joseph Gostwick - Christianity - 1882 - 542 pages
...answer ; this is not evaded by such a repartee as is given by POPE : " But sometimes virtue starves, while vice is fed — What then ! — is the reward of virtue bread ?" " Yes," would be the answer of common sense, says M. Simon, in effect, when he proceeds to show...
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Attempts at Truth

St. George William J. Stock - Immortality - 1882 - 262 pages
...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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The Cyclopædia of Practical Quotations: English and Latin, with an Appendix ...

Jehiel Keeler Hoyt - Quotations, English - 1882 - 914 pages
...contents himself with being virtuous without seeking to appear so. j. PLATO. But sometimes Virtue starves, while Vice is fed. What then? Is the reward of Virtue bread? fc. POPE— Essay on Man Ep. IV. Line 149. Court-virtues bi'ar, like Gems, the highest rate, Born where...
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New Elocution and Voice Culture

Robert Kidd - Elocution - 1883 - 504 pages
...not tell, But this I know, and know right well, I do not like thee, Doctor Fell. 5. If virtue starves while vice is fed, What then? Is the reward of virtue bread? 6. This letter was written by William Penn. 7. I said an older soldier, not a better: Did I say a better...
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New Elocution and Vocal Culture

Robert Kidd - Elocution - 1883 - 504 pages
...have the painful consolation to fall as a fragment of the ruins of my country. 5. If virtue starves while vice is fed, What then? Is the reward of virtue bread? TRANSITION. Transition, in elocution, signifies a sudden change in the pitch, force, quality, quantity,...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets

Henry George Bohn - Quotations, English - 1883 - 761 pages
...— which is, to pass for good. 5510 Pope : Essay on Man. Epis. iv. Line 89. Sometimes virtue starves while vice is fed, What then? Is the reward of virtue bread? 5511 Pope: Essay on Man. Epis. iv. Line 149. What nothing earthly gives, or can destroy — • The...
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Archiv für Litteraturgeschichte, Volume 12

Richard Gosche, Franz Schnorr von Carolsfeld - German literature - 1884
...Essay on man IV, 149 ff. 'But sometimes virtue starves, while vice is fed'. What thenV is there ward 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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Archiv für Litteraturgeschichte, Volume 12

Richard Gosche, Franz Schnorr von Carolsfeld - German literature - 1884
...Essay on man IV, 149 ff. 'But sometimes virtue starves, while vice is fed'. What then? is there ward 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 rtiain, Where folly...
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Truths illustrated by great authors [ed. by W. White].

Truths - 1885 - 560 pages
...forth of us, 'twere all alike As if we had them not. SFtrtur. — Pope. 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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