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William Cowper
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Engrave this Quote You told me, I remember, glory, built
On selfish principles, is shame and guilt;
The deeds that men admire as half divine,
Stark naught, because corrupt in their design.
Strange doctrine this! that without scruple tears
The laurel that the very lightning spares;
Brings down the warrior

http://www.ccel.org/c/cowper/works/table-talk.htm
-William Cowper, Table Talk Tell a Friend


 


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