Are what ten thousand envy and adore : All, all look up with reverential awe, At crimes that 'scape or triumph o'er the law ; While truth, worth, wisdom, daily they decry : Nothing is sacred now but villainy. The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq - Seite 244von Alexander Pope - 1751Vollansicht
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...wasn't alone in bewailing the state of England in the early 1700s. Pope charted the triumph of vice: In Soldier, Churchman, Patriot, Man in Pow'r, Tis...our Nobles begging to be Slaves! See, all our Fools aspiring to be Knaves! The Wit of Cheats, the Courage of a Whore, Are what ten thousand envy and adore:...