To rest, the cushion and soft dean invite, Who never mentions hell to ears polite.
Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)
Source: Moral Essays. Epistle iv. Line 149.
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Together let us beat this ample field, Try what the open, what the covert yield.
Source: Essay on Man. Epistle i. Line 9.
Truths would you teach, or save a sinking land? All fear, none aid you, and few understand.
Source: Essay on Man. Epistle iv. Line 261.
Virtue she finds too painful an endeavour, Content to dwell in decencies forever.
Source: Moral Essays. Epistle ii. Line 163.
Virtuous and vicious every man must be,- Few in the extreme, but all in the degree.
Source: Essay on Man. Epistle ii. Line 231.
Warms in the sun, refreshes in the breeze, Glows in the stars, and blossoms in the trees.
Source: Essay on Man. Epistle i. Line 271.
What can ennoble sots or slaves or cowards? Alas! not all the blood of all the Howards.
Source: Essay on Man. Epistle iv. Line 215.
So perish all who do the like again.
Source: Translation of the Odyssey, 1725-1756
Statesman, yet friend to truth! of soul sincere, In action faithful, and in honour clear; Who broke no promise, serv'd no private end, Who gain'd no title, and who lost no friend.
Source: Epistle to Mr. Addison. Line 67.
T'is education forms the common mind: Just as the twig is bent the tree's inclined.
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