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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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Library of the World's Best Literature: A-Z

Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H. Warner, Edward Cornelius Towne - Literature - 1897 - 640 pages
...who chained his country, say, Or he whose virtue sighed to lose a day ? "But sometimes virtue starves while vice is fed." What then ? is the reward of virtue...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 Rape of the Lock: And An Essay on Man

Alexander Pope - 1898 - 122 pages
...Or he whose virtue sighed to lose a day? 2 " But sometimes virtue starves, while vice is fed." 145 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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The Scientific Basis of Morality

George Gore - Ethics - 1899 - 594 pages
...world, 'tis true, Was made for Caesar — but for Titus too." — Ibid. " 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, When folly fights...
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Essay on Man, Epistles I.-IV.

Alexander Pope - 1899 - 93 pages
...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,...
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The English Poets

Thomas Humphry Ward - English poetry - 1901 - 654 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 Complete Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1903 - 704 pages
...Or he whose virtue sigh'd to lose a day ? VI. ' But sometimes Virtue starves while Vice is fed.' i49 What then ? is the reward of virtue bread ? That vice may merit; 't is the price of toil; The knave deserves it when he tills the soil, The knave deserves it when he...
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Catholicity and Progress in Ireland

Michael O'Riordan - Church and state - 1906 - 510 pages
...for a people, but it is not their highest law, nor their first duty. But sometimes virtue starves, while vice is fed, What then ? Is the reward of virtue bread ? * I HAVE now pointed out the wide difference there is between human progress and mere material progress....
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The Elements of English Grammar

George Philip Krapp - English language - 1908 - 275 pages
...lies, Because he felt so fixed in truth. —TENNYSON, In Memoriam. 4. 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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A Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets

Henry George Bohn, Anna Lydia Ward - Quotations - 1911 - 761 pages
...— which is, to pass for good. 5510 Pope: Essay on Man. Epis. iv. Line 8S Sometimes virtue starves while vice is fed, What then? Is the reward of virtue bread? 5511 Pope: Essay on Man. Epis. iv. Line 148 What nothing earthly gives, or can destroy — The soul's...
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The Handbook of Quotations

Quotations, English - 1913 - 264 pages
...painful an endeavor, Content to dwell in decencies for ever. Pope: Moral Essays. Sometimes virtue starves while vice is fed, What then? Is the reward of virtue bread? Pope: Essay on Man. Count all th' advantage prosperous Vice attains, "Tis but what Virtue flies from...
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