He might have learnt Less overweening, since he failed in Job, Whose constant perseverance overcame Whate'er
his cruel malice could invent.
To thyself, fair maid,'' answered De Bracy, in his former tone ``to thine own charms be ascribed whate'er
I have done which passed the respect due to her, whom I have chosen queen of my heart, and loadstar of my eyes.
The unison of opposites to prove, Of the soft wax and diamond hard am I; But still, obedient to the laws of love, Here, hard or soft, I offer you my breast, Whate'er
you grave or stamp thereon shall rest Indelible for all eternity.
One shall wear white, another red, One yellow, another blue; Thus in disguise to the exercise We'll go, whate'er
For the forms of government let fools contest; whate'er
is best administered is best.
Each level walk, each shelving glade, Whate'er
employs the labourer's spade, Whate'er
rewards his patient toil, And makes the barren desart smile.
Being moved, he strikes, whate'er
is in his way, And whom he strikes his crooked tushes slay.
Wouldst give whate'er
these words cannot express" (67-72).
Far-distant images draw nigh, Called forth by wond'rous potency Of beamy radiance, that imbues Whate'er
it strikes, with gem-like hues
He who requires From us no other service than to keep This one, this easy charge--of all the tress In Paradise that bear delicious fruit So various, not to taste that only Tree Of Knowledge, planted by the Tree of life; So near grow Death to Life, whate'er
Death is-- Some dreadful thing no doubt; for well thou know'st God hath pronounced it Death to taste that Tree: The only sign of our obedience left Among so many signs of power and rule Conferred upon us, and dominion given Over all other creatures that possess Earth, Air, and Sea.
my God ordains is right; Holy his will abideth.
but 'twas my right; Whate'er
my sins might be, thou wert not sent To be the Nemesis who should requite-- Nor did Heaven choose so near an instrument.