Nonfiction > Harvard Classics > William Penn > Fruits of Solitude
  PREVIOUS NEXT  
CONTENTS · BOOK CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
William Penn. (1644–1718).  Fruits of Solitude.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
Part I
 
A Private Life
 
 
370. Private Life is to be preferr’d; the Honor and Gain of publick Posts, bearing no proportion with the Comfort of it. The one is free and quiet, the other servile and noisy.  1
  371. It was a great Answer of the Shunamite Woman, I dwell among my own People.  2
  372. They that live of their own, neither need, nor often list to wear the Livery of the Publick.  3
  373. Their Subsistance is not during Pleasure; nor have they patrons to please or present.  4
  374. If they are not advanced, neither can they be disgraced. And as they know not the Smiles of Majesty, so they feel not the Frowns of Greatness; or the Effects of Envy.  5
  375. If they want the Pleasures of a Court, they also escape the Temptations of it.  6
  376. Private Men, in fine, are so much their own, that paying common Dues, they are Sovereigns of all the rest.  7
 

CONTENTS · BOOK CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
  PREVIOUS NEXT  
 
Loading
Click here to shop the Bartleby Bookstore.

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2014 Bartleby.com · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors