tis hard to combat, learns to fly! For him no wretches, born to work and weep, Explore the mine, or tempt the dangerous deep; No surly porter stands in guilty state, To spurn imploring famine from the gate... Poetical Works - Page 29by Oliver Goldsmith - 1806 - 72 pagesFull view
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William Makepeace Thackeray - Literary Collections - 2007 - 283 pages
...with an age of ease; Who quits a world where strong temptations try, And, since 'tis hard to combat, learns to fly! For him no wretches born to work and...stands in guilty state To spurn imploring famine from his gate: But on he moves to meet his latter end, Angels around befriending virtue's friend; 2 their...