1. 10

    Through the sharp air a flaky torrent flies, Mocks the slow sight, and hides the gloomy skies; The fleecy clouds their chilly bosoms bare, And shed their substance on the floating air.

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  2. 9

    Anger makes us strong, Blind and impatient, And it leads us wrong; The strength is quickly lost; We feel the error long.

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  3. 8

    The coward never on himself relies, But to an equal for assistance flies.

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  4. 7

    Beauties, when disposed to sleep, Should from the eye of keen inspector keep: The lovely nymph who would her swain surprise, May close her mouth, but not conceal her eyes; Sleep from the fairest face some beauty takes, And all the homely features homelier makes.

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  5. 6

    Void of all honor, avaricious, rash, The daring tribe compound their boasted trash Tincture of syrup, lotion, drop, or pill; All tempt the sick to trust the lying bill.

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  6. 5

    An infatuated man is not only foolish, but wild.

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  7. 4

    Oh, rather give me commentators plain, Who with no deep researches vex the brain; Who from the dark and doubtful love to run, And hold their glimmering tapers to the sun.

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  8. 3

    Better to love amiss than nothing to have loved.

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  9. 2

    From powerful causes spring the empiric's gains, Man's love of life, his weakness, and his pains; These first induce him the vile trash to try, Then lend his name, that other men may buy.

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  10. 1

    Deceivers are the most dangerous members of society. They trifle with the best affections of our nature, and violate the most sacred obligations.

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  11. Last Update: 4 December 2022

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