1. 10

    To each his suff'rings: all are men, / Condemn'd alike to groan, / The tender for another's pain; / Th' unfeeling for his own.

    14
  2. 9

    To each his suff'rings; all are men, Condemn'd alike to groan,- The tender for another's pain, Th' unfeeling for his own. Yet ah! why should they know their fate, Since sorrow never comes too late, And happiness too swiftly flies? Thought would destroy their paradise. No more; where ignorance is bliss, 'T is folly to be wise.

    15
  3. 8

    Visions of glory, spare my aching sight! Ye unborn ages, crowd not on my soul!

    15
  4. 7

    If the best man's faults were written on his forehead, he would draw his hat over his eyes.

    15
  5. 6

    Commerce changes entirely the fate and genius of nations, by communicating arts and opinions, circulating money, and introducing the materials of luxury; she first opens and polishes the mind, then corrupts and enervates both that and the body.

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  6. 5

    Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn.

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  7. 4

    Fair laughs the morn, and soft the zephyr blows, While proudly rising o'er the azure realm In gallant trim the gilded vessel goes, Youth on the prow, and Pleasure at the helm.

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  8. 3

    Youth smiles without any reason. It is one of its chiefest charms.

    58
  9. 2

    I shall be but a shrimp of an author.

    65
  10. 1

    The curfew tolls the knell of parting day, The lowing herd winds slowly o'er the lea, The ploughman homeward plods his weary way, And leaves the world to darkness and to me.

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  11. Last Update: 20 September 2021

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