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" How happy is he born and taught That serveth not another's will, Whose armour is his honest thought, And simple truth his utmost skill! "
Kentish Poets: A Series of Writers in English Poetry, Natives of Or ... - Page 249
by Rowland Freeman - 1821
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Annual Register

History - 1909
...with his chief, he described him, in the words of Sir Henry Wotton, as an example of the happy man " Whose armour is his honest thought, And simple truth his utmost skill ". Similar tributes were paid in the House of Lords on its reassembling a week later. The debate on...
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The Monthly magazine

Monthly literary register - 1841
...poetry interspersed, we can only give th* following beautiful verses by Sir Henr Icnry Wotton : — " How happy is he born and taught That serveth not another's...simple truth his utmost skill ? Whose passions not bis masters are, Whose soul is still prepared for death ; Untied unto the World by care Of publick...
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The Meditations of a Recluse: Chiefly on Religious Subjects

John Brewster - 1802
...acutest philosopher. N XVIII. Hfeans offered by Religion for subduhig the irregular Inclinations* How happy is he born and taught, That serveth not...honest thought,, And simple truth his utmost skill! WKose passions not his masters are--' This man is freed from servile hands Of hope to rise, or fear...
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A collection of hymns and psalms, for public and private worship, selected ...

Collection - 1807
...easy prey. • , 542. LM SmH. WortoN. A baffy life. 1 TTOW happy is he born and taught, *-•• Who serveth not another's will ; Whose armour is his honest thought, And simple truth his utmost skill ! LL 2 2 Wlios* 2 Whose passions not his masters are, Whosesoul is still prepar'dfor death, Unty'd...
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Selection of Poems ...

Charles Snart - Poetry - 1808
...to my prayer, Th' obdurate maid with equal fires. Rev. J. Weslty. VERSES. How happy is he, born or taught, That serveth not another's will ! Whose armour...simple truth his utmost skill : Whose passions not his master's are ; Whose soul is still prepar'd for death ; Unty'd unto the world with care Of public fame...
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Drinking-songs. Miscellaneous songs. Ancient ballads

Ballads, English - 1819
...and strife, Keep me, ye powers divine ! SONG V. THE CHARACTER OF A HAPPY LIFE. BY SIR HENRY WOTTON. How happy is he born and taught, That serveth not...passions not his masters are, Whose soul is still prepar'd for death ; Untied unto the world by care Of public fame, or private breath : Who envies none...
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The Sylvan Wanderer;: Consisting of a Series of Moral ..., Volumes 1-2

Sir Egerton Brydges - Essays - 1813
...righteousness.-" The following simple poem is another happy illustration of Sir Henry,s character: The Character of a happy Life. " How 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...
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Elegant extracts in poetry, Volume 2

Elegant extracts - 1816
...demand my life, May I that life resign ! 47. Song. The Character of a liappi/ Life. SIR HENRY WOTTON. How happy is he born and taught, That serveth not...passions not his masters are, Whose soul is still prepar'd for death : Untied unto the world by care Of public fame, or private breath ! Who envies none...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 45

England - 1839
...and connexion, a very favourable specimen of the species of composition which we are now considering. THE CHARACTER OF A HAPPY LIFE. " How happy is he born and taught, That serveth not another'a will ; Whose armour is his honest thought, And simple truth his utmost skill. " Whose passions,...
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The Plain Englishman [ed. by C. Knight and E.H. Locker]., Volume 1

Charles Knight - 1820
...valuable Work* in History^ Science, and Poetry, of which the following is an interesting specimen.] How happy is he born and taught, That serveth not...passions not his masters' are, Whose soul is still prepar'd for death; Untied unto the world by care Of public fame, or private breath. Who envies none...
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