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Random Poem of the Day

                        The Reverse
1   Studious of Ease, and fond of humble Things,
2Below the Smiles, below the Frowns of Kings:
3Thanks to my Stars, I prize the Sweets of Life,
4No sleepless Nights I count, no Days of Strife.
5I rest, I wake, I drink, I sometimes love,
6I read, I write, I settle, or I rove;
7Content to live, content to die unknown,

Notes

8] Copied with some adjustments from Ambrose Philips’ “From Holland to a Friend in England in the Year 1703,” lines 23-30. Back to Line