So unaffected, so compos'd a mind;So firm, yet soft; so strong, yet so retin'd;Heav'n, as its purest gold, by tortures try'd;The saint sustain'd it, but the woman died.
If that thy fame with ev'ry toy be pos'd, 'Tis a thin web, which poysonous fancies make; But the great souldier's honour was compos'd Of thicker stuf, which would endure a shake. Wisdom picks friends; civility plays the rest; A toy shunn'd cleanly passeth with the best.George Herbert
He seemed For dignity compos'd and high exploit: But all was false and hollow.john milton
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