Quotation by Samuel Johnson

Condemned to Hope's delusive mine,
As on we toil from day to day,
By sudden blasts or slow decline
Our social comforts drop away.
Samuel Johnson (1709–1784), British writer. On the Death of Dr. Robert Levet, a Practiser in Physic (l. 1–4). . .

The Complete English Poems [Samuel Johnson]. J. D. Fleeman, ed. (1971) Penguin Books.
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