John Armstrong (1709–1779) was a Scottish physician and poet.
John Armstrong, Art of Preserving Health (1744), Book IV, line 318
Know then, whatever cheerful and serene Supports the mind, supports the body too: Hence, the most vital movement mortals feel Is hope, the balm and lifeblood of the soul.
hope, Know, then, cheerful, serene, mind, supports, body, Hence
Sometimes pantheists will use the term "pandeism" to underscore that they share with the deists the idea that God is not a personal God who desires to be worshipped.
Sometimes, pantheists, use, term, pandeism, underscore, share, deists, idea
There are, while human miseries abound,A thousand ways to waste superfluous wealth,Without one fool or flatterer at your board,Without one hour of sickness or disgust.
There, while, human, miseries, thousand, ways, waste, superfluous, one
Weak withering age no rigid law forbids,With frugal nectar, smooth and slow with balm,The sapless habit daily to bedew,And give the hesitating wheels of lifeGliblier to play.
Weak, withering, age, rigid, law, frugal, nectar, smooth, slow
This restless worldIs full of chances, which by habit's powerTo learn to bear is easier than to shun.
restless, worldIs, full, chances, habit's, powerTo, learn, bear, easier
How happy he whose toilHas o'er his languid pow'rless limbs diffus'dA pleasing lassitude; he not in vainInvokes the gentle Deity of dreams.His pow'rs the most voluptuously dissolveIn soft repose; on him the balmy dewsOf Sleep with double nutriment descend.
happy, languid, pow'rless, limbs, pleasing, lassitude, gentle, Deity, pow'rs
'Tis not for mortals always to be blest.
Music exalts each joy, allays each grief,Expels diseases, softens every pain,Subdues the rage of poison, and the plague.
Music, exalts, joy, allays, diseases, softens, rage, poison, plague
Of right and wrong he taught Truths as refined as ever Athens heard; And (strange to tell) he practis'd what he preach'd.
right, wrong, Truths, refined, Athens, heard, strange, tell, practis'd
This restless world Is full of chances, which by habit's power To learn to bear is easier than to shun.
restless, world, full, chances, habit's, power, learn, bear, easier
Of right and wrong he taughtTruths as refined as ever Athens heard;And (strange to tell) he practis'd what he preach'd.
right, wrong, refined, Athens, strange, tell, practis'd, what, preach'd
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