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Half the world knows not how the other half lives.
The War is not don so long as my Enemy lives.
[The war is not done so long as my enemy lives.]
Surely if each one saw another's heart, There would be no commerce, No sale or bargain pass: all would disperse And live apart.
By no means run in debt: take thine own measure.
Who cannot live on twenty pound a year,
Cannot on forty.
Only a sweet and virtuous soul,
Like seasoned timber, never gives;
But though the whole world turn to coal,
Then chiefly lives.
He that needs five thousand pound to live,
Is full as poor as he that needs but five.
And now in age I bud again,
After so many deaths I live and write;
I once more smell the dew and rain,
And relish versing: O my only light,
It cannot be That I am he
On whom thy tempests fell all night.
We live in an age that hath more need of good example than precepts.
Get to live;
Then live, and use it; else, it is not true
That thou hast gotten. Surely use alone
Makes money not a contemptible stone.
Give me simplicity, that I may live,
So live and like, that I may know Thy ways,
Know them and practise them: then shall I give
For this poor wreath, give Thee a crown of praise.
He that lives not well one yeare, sorrowes seven after.
[He that lives not well one year sorrows seven years after.]
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