A would-be satirist, a hired buffoon, A monthly scribbler of some low lampoon, Condemn'd to drudge, the meanest of the mean, And furbish falsehoods for a magazine.
'Twere better to be born a stone Of ruder shape, and feeling none, Than with a tenderness like mine And sensibilities so fine! Ah, hapless wretch! condemn'd to dwell Forever in my native shell, Ordained to move when others please, Not for my own content or ease; But toss'd and buffeted about, Now in the water and now out.william cowper
Let me tell you, Cassius, you yourself Are much condemn'd to have an itching palm.william shakespeare
If I shall be condemn'd Upon surmises, all proofs sleeping else But what your jealousies awake, I tell you, 'Tis rigour, and not law.william shakespeare
There is no future pang Can deal that justice on the self condemn'd He deals on his own soul.lord byron
What is a king? A man condemn'd to bear the public burden of the nation's care.
The wretch condemn'd with life to part, Still, still on hope relies; And every pang that rends the heart Bids expectation rise.Oliver Goldsmith
To each his suff'rings; all are men, condemn'd alike to groan; The tender for another's pain, Th' unfeeling for his own. Yet ah! why should they know their fate, Since sorrow never comes too late, And happiness too swiftly flies? Thought would destroy their paradise.thomas gray