Freedom from Envy and from Arrogance.
Let Greeks be Greeks, and women what they are.
Thy love is such I can no way repay.
Youth is the time of getting, middle age of improving, and old age of spending.
If not, yet wealth, Nobility can gain.
Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish.
There is no object that we see no action that we do no good that we enjoy no evill that we feel, or fear, but we may make some spiritual advantage of all and he that makes such improvement is wise, as well as pious.
My life is hid with Thee.
In vain I did not seek or cry.
I'll serve Him here whilst I shall live
And love Him to eternity.
Then follows days of happiness and rest.
If what I do prove well, it won't advance. They'll say it's stolen, or else it was by chance.
Uphold my fainting soul.
As he said vanity, so vain say I,
Let no man know is my desire.
Thy loving love and dearest dear,
At home, abroad, and everywhere
My memory is short and brain is dry.
My love is such that Rivers cannot quench,
Nor ought but love from thee give recompetence.
A prosperous state makes a secure Christian, but adversity makes him Consider.
I am obnoxious to each carping tongue Who says my hand a needle better fits, A poet's pen all scorn I should thus wrong For such despite they cast on female wits. . . .
Oh, cry: the sword of God and Gideon!
Uphold my heart in Thee, O God.
Man at his best estate is vanity.
Why should I live but to Thy praise?
Thou ill-form,d offspring of my feeble brain . . .
Yet live I shall, this life's but small,
in place of highest bliss,
Where I shall have all I can crave,
no life is like to this.
But more my age, the more is my defect.
And he that knowes the most, cloth still bemoan He knows not all that here is to be known.
The arm of flesh didst make thy trust?
My life shall dedicated be
To praise in thought, in deed, in word.
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