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" tis the price of toil; The knave deserves it, when he tills the soil, The knave deserves it, when he tempts the main, Where folly fights for kings, or dives for gain. The good man may be weak, be indolent; Nor is his claim to plenty, but content. "
Der Mensch, ein philosophisches Gedicht - Pagina 37
di Alexander Pope - 1772 - 351 pagine
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Miscellaneous papers relating to the New Shakspere society

New Shakspere Society
...such like cheap cynics. Pope sums up this " cheap cynicism " thus : — " But sometimes Virtue starves while Vice is fed ; What then ? is the reward of Virtue bread f What nothing earthly gives nor can destroy — The soul's ctdm sunshine and the heartfelt joy Is...
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The Westminster review [afterw.] The London and Westminster review [afterw ...

sir John Bowring - 1879
...conviction that virtue is the gainer and vice the loser here and now. " But sometimes virtue starves, while vice is fed ! What then ? Is the reward of virtue bread ?" The reader will find in him none of the moroseness and misanthropy of Schopenhauer; indeed, a serene...
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Pope's Essay on man, ed., with annotations &c. by J. Hunter

Alexander Pope - 1879
...his country ? say, — Or he whose virtue sighed to lose a day ? VI. ' But sometimes virtue starves, while vice is fed.' What then ? Is the reward of virtue bread ? 150 That vice may merit, 'tis the price of toil ; The knave deserves it when he tills the soil, 128....
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Addison to Blake

Thomas Humphry Ward - 1880 - 638 pagine
...chain'd his country, say, Or he whose virtue sigh'd to lose a day? ' But sometimes virtue starves, while vice is fed,' What then? Is the reward of virtue...vice may merit, 'tis the price of toil ; The knave deserves it, when he tills the soil, The knave deserves it when he tempts the main, Where folly fights...
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The English Poets: Addison to Blake

Thomas Humphry Ward - 1880 - 636 pagine
...chain'd his country, say, Or he whose virtue sigh'd to lose a day ? ' But sometimes virtue starves, while vice is fed,' What then? Is the- reward of virtue...vice may merit, 'tis the price of toil ; The knave deserves it, when he tills the soil, The knave deserves it when he tempts the main, Where folly fights...
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A Man's Thoughts

James Hain Friswell - 1880 - 318 pagine
...looked at properly, is a consoling truth. So sings Alexander Pope: — But sometimes Virtue starves, while Vice is fed — What then ? Is the reward of Virtue bread ? If the knave is clever, he deserves his money. If rigging the market, and picking the pockets of...
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The handbook of specimens of English literature, selected by J. Angus

Joseph Angus - 1880 - 730 pagine
...made for one. Ib. iii. 242. Order is heaven's first law. Ib. iv. 49. • But sometimes Virtue starves, while Vice is fed :' What then ? Is the reward of Virtue bread ? Ib. iv. 150. Honour and state from no condition rise ; Act well your part, there all the honour lies....
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The English Essayists: A Comprehensive Selection from the Works of the Great ...

1881 - 578 pagine
...chained his country, say, Or he whose virtue sighed to lose a day ? " But sometimes virtue starves, ubmission of our own faculties, and in the perfect...there can be no too much or too little, nothing us deserves it, when he tills the soil, The knave deserves it, when he tempts the main, Where folly fights...
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The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions by ..., Volume 3

M. Arnold - 1881 - 626 pagine
...chain'd his country, say, Or he whose virtue sigh'd to lose a day ? ' But sometimes virtue starves, while vice is fed,' What then ? Is the reward of virtue...vice may merit, 'tis the price of toil ; The knave deserves it, when he tills the soil, The knave deserves it when he tempts the main, Where folly fights...
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The English Poets: Addison to Blake

Thomas Humphry Ward - 1881 - 632 pagine
...say, Or he whose virtue sigh'd to lose a day ? ' But sometimes virtue starves, while vice is fed, 1 What then ? Is the reward of virtue bread ? That, vice may merit, 'tis the price of toil ; The knave deserves it, when he tills the soil, The knave deserves it when he tempts the main, Where folly fights...
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