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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 Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. in Six Volumes Complete: Imitations, moral ...

Alexander Pope - 1787
...chain'd his country, fay, Or he whofe Virtue figh'd to lofe a day ? " But fometimes Virtue ftarves, while Vice is fed." What then ? Is the reward of Virtue bread ? 150 That, Vice may merit, 'tis the price of toil ; The knave deferves it, when he tills the foil....
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and ..., Volume 46

English poets - 1790
...chain'd his country, fay. Or he whofe Virtue figh'd to lofe a day ? " But fometimes Virtue ftarves, while Vice is fed." What then? Is the reward of Virtue bread ? 150 That, Vice may merit, 'tis the 'price of toil ; The knave deferves it, when he tills the foil...
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Extracts, Elegant, Instructive, and Entertaining, in Poetry, Volume 1

Vicesimus Knox - English poetry - 1791
...whochain'd his country, Or he whole virtue figh'd to lofe a day ? ['<*>"> "Butfoinetimes virtueftarves.while N N N K L G defervcs it when he tills the foil. The knave dcferves it w hen he tempts the main, Where folly fights...
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Roach's Beauties of the Modern Poets of Great Britain: Carefully Selected ...

John Roach - English poetry - 1793
...his country, fay, Or he whof; virtue figh'd to lofe a day ? •But « But fometlmes virtue flarves, while vice is fed.' What then ? Is the reward of virtue...foil, The knave deferves it, when he tempts the main, Where folly fights for king*, or dives for g ain. Ihe good man may be weak, he 'ndolent ; Nor is his...
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Poems, Moral, Elegant and Pathetic: Vis. Essay on Man

1796 - 220 pages
...whochain'd his country, fay, Or he whofe virtue figh'd to lofe a day ? " But fometimes virtue ftarvcs, while vice is fed. ' ' What then ? Is the reward of...toil; The knave deferves it, when he tills the foil, TV knave deferves it, when he tempts the main, Where folly fights for kings, or dives for gain. The...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry, Selected for ...

Vicesimus Knox - English poetry - 1796 - 1008 pages
...figh'd to lofe a day? [fay, " But fomctimes virtue ftarvcs while vice « " fed." What then ' Is »he reward of virtue bread ? That vice may merit, 'tis the price of toil; The knave defcrves it when he tills the foil. The knave delerves it when he tempts the main, Where folly fights...
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An essay on man. Cornish ed

Alexander Pope - 1798
...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...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 the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., Volume 6

Great Britain - 1804
...of Virtue bread ? 150 That, Vice may merit, 'tis the price of'toi) 5 The knave defences H, when lie tills the foil ; The knave deferves it, when he tempts the main, Where folly fight« for kings, or «Jives for gain-. The good man may be weak, be indolent ; 155 Nor...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry

Extracts - 1805 - 1016 pages
...country Or he whofe virtue ligh'd to lo(ea day ? (lay, " But fometimes virtue ftarves while vice it " fed." What then ? Is the reward of virtue bread ? That vice may merit, 'tis the price tf toil; The knave delerves it when he tills the (oil. 1 he knave deierves it when he tempts the main*...
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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are ..., Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - English language - 1805
...While avarice my charity controll'd ! Seafy. 4. To suffer extreme poverty. . Sometimes virtue starves while vice is fed : What then ! Is the reward of virtue bread? fife. 5. To be destroyed with cold. Had the seeds of the pepper-plant been borne from Java to these...
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