Lord of myself, accountable to none.But to my conscience, and my God alone.
Satire addressed to a Friend, line 36; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922).
Lord of myself, accountable to none. But to my conscience, and my God alone.John Oldham
Curse on the man who business first designed, And by't enthralled a freeborn lover's mind!John Oldham
Altho' your frailer part must yield to Fate,By every breach in that fair lodging made,Its blest inhabitant is more displayed.John Oldham
And should you visit now the seats of bliss,You need not wear another form but this.John Oldham
Curse on the man who business first designed,And by't enthralled a freeborn lover's mind!John Oldham
Wile some no other cause for life can giveBut a dull habitude to live.John Oldham
Ah, dearer than my soul…Dearer than light, or life, or fame.John Oldham
I wear my Pen as others do their Sword.To each affronting sot I meet, the wordIs Satisfaction: straight to thrusts I go,And pointed satire runs him through and through.John Oldham
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