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Guiltless Heart

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The man of life upright, whose guiltless heart is free
From all dishonest deeds and thoughts of vanity:
The man whose silent days in harmless joys are spent,
Whom hopes cannot delude, nor fortune discontent;
That man needs neither towers nor armor for defense,
Nor secret vaults to fly from thunder's violence:
He only can behold with unaffrighted eyes
The horrors of the deep and terrors of the skies;
Thus scorning all the care that fate or fortune brings,
He makes the heaven his book, his wisdom heavenly things;

Good thoughts his only friends, his wealth a well-spent age,
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DEZZNUTS 15 June 2021

no

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creammachine 15 June 2021

are u dababy

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DEZZNUTS 15 June 2021

What's the meaning?

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gierlie librado 09 January 2020

a poem every man should decipher and live by.

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Dr Antony Theodore 26 November 2019

a heart without guilt. a very fine poem. tony

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Mahtab Bangalee 21 November 2019

Good thoughts his only friends, his wealth a well-spent age, The earth his sober inn and quiet pilgrimage. /// great write

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Britte Ninad 17 August 2018

nice didactic description

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Susan Freeman 05 November 2015

Just so. Reeks of doggerel. He would have done well at Hallmark.

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June Bugg 04 March 2012

this guy didn't write Shakespeare. this proves it

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