This prostration and sweet unrepining
obedience exquisitely touched and flattered George Osborne.
As "ignorance is bliss" they say, "tis folly to be wise"-- So, unrepining
, work away," the wealthy tyrant cries; But let the startling voice of truth in every realms [sic] be heard, To teach the least of human kind God's own benignant word.
Elizabeth Carter's description of Catharine Talbot's admirable coping method ably demonstrates the presence at this time amongst reformers of what can only be called a "righteous" resignation: "With the weakest health and the quickest sensibility of her loss, she discovers the noblest fortitude and the most unrepining
resignation, of which gives the best and the most difficult proof, by constantly endeavouring to set every remaining blessing in the most comfortable and cheerful point of view" (qtd.