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Life is made too easy. Mankind's moral fibre is giving way under the softening influence of luxury.
Be great, carve deep your heel-marks.
The states of the next age will no doubt remember you, and edge
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As to the rout that is made about people who are ruined by extravagance, it is no matter to the nation that some individuals suffe ...
He was all for catharsis and purification, he dreamed of an aesthetic consecration that should cleanse society of luxury, the gree ...
A happy rural seat of various view:
Groves whose rich trees wept odorous gums and balm;
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Who are the violets now
That strew the green lap of the new-come spring?
The seasons alter; hoary-headed frosts
Fall in the fresh lap of the crimson rose,
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Solomon's ... excess became an insult upon the privileges of mankind; for by the same plan of luxury, which made it necessary to h ...
She look'd amiable!--Why could I not live and end my days thus? Just disposer of our joys and sorrows, cried I, why could not a ma ...
Compared with this simple, fibrous life, our civilized history appears the chronicle of debility, of fashion, and the arts of luxu ...
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