A Quote by Nathaniel Cotton on heart, heaven, patience, resignation, and wisdom

To be resigned when ills betide, Patient when favours are deni'd, And pleas'd with favours given,- Dear Chloe, this is wisdom's part; This is that incense of the heart Whose fragrance smells to heaven.

Nathaniel Cotton (1705 - 1788)

Source: The Fireside. Stanza 11.

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