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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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The English Poets, Volume 3

Thomas Humphry Ward - 1881 - 640 pagine
...sigh'd to lose a day ? ' But sometimes virtue starves, while vice is fed,' What then ? Is the rewasd 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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A dictionary of quotations from the English poets

Henry George Bohn - 1881 - 715 pagine
...would, One they must want — which is, to pass for good. Pope, EM iv. 89. But sometimes virtue starves while vice is fed, What then is the reward of virtue — bread ? Pupe^.M.lv.\SO. What nothing earthly gives, or can destroy, — The soul's calm sunshine, and the...
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Questions and answers in advanced logic for candidates for honours at ...

Oxford univ, exam. papers, 1st publ. exam - 1881
...hardly feel much confidence in a man who had never been imposed upon. (2) But sometimes virtue starves while vice is fed : What then ? is the reward of virtue bread ? (3) If this measure be right, would it have escaped the wisdom of those Saxon progenitors to whom...
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Old favourites from the elder poets, with a few newer friends, a selection ...

Old favourites, Matilda Sharpe - 1881 - 393 pagine
...temperance alone, And peace ; O Virtue, peace is all thy own. IV. 149—175But sometimes Virtue starves while Vice is fed ; What then, is the reward of Virtue bread ? . . . What nothing earthly gives or can destroy, The soul's calm sunshine, and the heartfelt joy,...
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Pope: Essay on Man

Alexander Pope - 1881 - 150 pagine
...who 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 bread? 150 That vice may merit, 'tis the price of toil; The knave deserves it, when he tills the soil, The...
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The Story of English Literature

Anna Buckland - 1882 - 552 pagine
...giving or withdrawal of them that God rewards and punishes man — " But sometimes virtue starves whilst vice is fed. What then ? Is the reward of virtue bread...vice may merit, 'tis the price of toil ; The knave deserves it when he tills the soil ; The good man may be weak, be indolent, His claim is not to plenty,...
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The cyclopaedia of practical quotations: English and Latin, with an appendix ...

Jehiel Keeler Hoyt, Anna Lydia Ward - 1882 - 914 pagine
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German Culture and Christianity: Their Controversy in the Time 1770-1880

Joseph Gostwick - 1882 - 542 pagine
...answer ; this is not evaded by such a repartee as is given by POPE : " But sometimes virtue starves, while vice is fed — What then ! — is the reward of virtue bread ?" " Yes," would be the answer of common sense, says M. Simon, in effect, when he proceeds to show...
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Attempts at Truth

St. George William J. Stock - 1882 - 262 pagine
...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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The Cyclopędia of Practical Quotations: English and Latin, with an Appendix ...

Jehiel Keeler Hoyt - 1882 - 914 pagine
...contents himself with being virtuous without seeking to appear so. j. PLATO. But sometimes Virtue starves, while Vice is fed. What then? Is the reward of Virtue bread? fc. POPE— Essay on Man Ep. IV. Line 149. Court-virtues bi'ar, like Gems, the highest rate, Born where...
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