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O fool! to think God hates the worthy mind, The lover and the love of humankind, Whose life is healthful, and whose conscience clear; Because he wants a thousand pounds a year.

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Source Notes: An Essay on Man: Or the First Book of Ethnic Epistles to H. St. John L. Bolingbroke, Epistle 4, lines 189-92.

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Alexander Pope (May 22, 1688 May 30, 1744) is considered one of the greatest English poets of the eighteenth century.

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