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The Character Of A Happy Life

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How happy is he born or taught,
That serveth not another's will;
Whose armour is his honest thought,
And simple truth his highest skill;

Whose passions not his masters are;
Whose soul is still prepar'd for death
Untied unto the world with care
Of princes' grace or vulgar breath;
Who envies none whom chance doth raise,
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Saif ali 26 August 2019
This man is free from servile bands
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Ray Williams 21 February 2018
I recited this poem at my high school graduation in 1956.
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Sara Militello 29 September 2015
Wow. I never knew this poem existed. And, of course, it's written so very better than I could have said it. I will now get better acquainted with the poems of Sir Henry Wotton.
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Sanjay Srivatsa 16 November 2012
THE RELIGIOUS BENT ASIDE, IS THERE A BETTER DESCRIPTION OF CHARACTER WORTHY OF EMULATION? ?
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Osama Waqar 13 April 2012
just beautiful..........
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