John Wilmot Rochester, 2d Earl Of quotes

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Lest, once more wandering from that heaven,
I fall on some base heart unblest,
a meek humble Man of modest sense,
Who preaching peace does practice continence;
A Spirit free, to choose for my own share,
What sort of Flesh and Blood I pleas'd to wear,
Mountains of Whimseys, heaped in his own Brain,
Stumbling from thought to thought, falls headlong down
Man differs more from Man, than Man from Beast.
Most Men are Cowards, all Men should be Knaves.
The Difference lies, as far as I can see,
For all Men would be Cowards if they durst:
And Honesty's against all common sense--
On thy wither'd lips and dry,
Which like barren furrows lie,
God bless our good and gracious King,
Whose promise none relies on;
The talk not of Inconstancy,
False Hearts, and broken Vows;
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