Music exalts each joy, allays each grief,Expels diseases, softens every pain,Subdues the rage of poison, and the plague.
Book IV, line 512.
This restless worldIs full of chances, which by habit's powerTo learn to bear is easier than to shun.John Armstrong
'Tis not for mortals always to be blest.John Armstrong
Of right and wrong he taught Truths as refined as ever Athens heard; And (strange to tell) he practis'd what he preach'd.John Armstrong
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.John Armstrong
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.John Armstrong
Our greatest good, and what we least can spare, Is hope: the last of all our evils, fear.John Armstrong
This restless world Is full of chances, which by habit's power To learn to bear is easier than to shun.John Armstrong
Of right and wrong he taughtTruths as refined as ever Athens heard;And (strange to tell) he practis'd what he preach'd.John Armstrong