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Robert Bridges, ed. (1844–1930).  The Spirit of Man: An Anthology.  1916.
 
From The Character of a Happy Life

Sir Henry Wotton (1568–1639)
 
HOW 1 happy is he born and taught,
That serveth not another’s will;
Whose armour is his honest thought,
And simple truth his utmost skill!
 
Whose passions not his masters are,        5
Whose soul is still prepar’d for death;
Untied unto the world by care
Of publick fame or private breath …
 
Note 1. H. Wotton. Died 1639. From The Character of a Happy Life. (From O.B.E.V.). [back]
 
 
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