Give me, kind Heaven, a private station, A mind serene for contemplation! Title and profit I resign; The pot of honour shall be mine.
John Gay (1685 - 1732)
Source: Fables, Part ii. The Vulture, the Sparrow, and other Birds.
Contributed by: Zaady
'Twas when the seas were roaring With hollow blasts of wind, A damsel lay deploring All on a rock reclined.
Source: The What D 'ye Call It, 1715
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