Charles Lamb

(10 February 1775 – 27 December 1834 / London)

Charity - Poem by Charles Lamb

O why your good deeds with such pride do you scan,
And why that self-satisfied smile
At the shilling you gave to the poor working man,
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  • Susan Williams (2/6/2017 4:02:00 PM)

    The most which your bounty from you can subtract
    Is an apple, a sweetmeat, a toy;
    For so easy a virtue, so trifling an act,
    You are paid with an innocent joy.- - - - - - - - - - - - - A good virtue to encourage in our chilldren
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