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John Dryden (Джон Драйден)


Mankind


Men are but children of a larger growth;
Our appetites are apt to change as theirs,
And full as craving too, and full as vain;
And yet the soul, shut up in her dark room,
Viewing so clear abroad, at home sees nothing;
But, like a mole in earth, busy and blind,
Works all her folly up, and casts it outward
To the world's open view. 



John Dryden's other poems:
  1. On the Monument of the Marquis of Winchester
  2. On Mrs. Margaret Paston, of Barningham, in Norfolk
  3. To John Hoddesdon, on his Divine Epigrams
  4. To the Lady Castlemaine, upon Her incouraging his first Play
  5. Upon Young Mr. Rogers, of Gloucestershire


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