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,
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a meek humble Man of modest sense,
Who preaching peace does practice continence;
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A Spirit free, to choose for my own share,
What sort of Flesh and Blood I pleas'd to wear,
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Mountains of Whimseys, heaped in his own Brain,
Stumbling from thought to thought, falls headlong down
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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,
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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,
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God bless our good and gracious King,
Whose promise none relies on;
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The talk not of Inconstancy,
False Hearts, and broken Vows;
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