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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Wentworth Dillon
 
        Abstruse and mystic thoughts you must express
With painful care, but seeming easiness;
For truth shines brightest thro’ the plainest dress.
  1
        Immodest words admit of no defence;
For want of decency is want of sense.
  2
        Men still had faults, and men will have them still;
He that hath none, and lives as angels do,
Must be an angel.
  3
        My God, my Father, and my Friend,
Do not forsake me in the end.
  4
        Praise Him, each savage furious beast
That on His stores do daily feast;
And you tame slaves, of the laborious plough,
Your weary knees to your Creator bow.
  5
        The first great work (a task performed by few)
Is that yourself may to yourself be true.
  6
        The last loud trumpet’s wondrous sound,
Shall thro’ the rending tombs rebound,
And wake the nations under ground.
  7
        The men, who labor and digest things most,
Will be much apter to despond than boast;
For if your author be profoundly good,
’Twill cost you dear before he’s understood.
  8
        The press, the pulpit, and the stage,
Conspire to censure and expose our age.
  9
        Thou whom avenging pow’rs obey,
Cancel my debt (too great to pay)
Before the sad accounting day.
  10
  And choose an author as you choose a friend.  11
  But words once spoke can never be recall’d.  12
  The multitude is always in the wrong.  13
 
 
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