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The Patient Ox (aka Hénock Gugsa)

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an irreligious blog
with egalitarian and individualist tendencies!


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There is humor, but there is blunt seriousness here as well!


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Thursday, April 22, 2010

"Happy the Man" - by John Dryden



John Dryden (1631-1700)
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"Happy the Man"

Happy the man, and happy he alone,
He who can call today his own:
He who, secure within, can say,
Tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today.
Be fair or foul or rain or shine
The joys I have possessed, in spite of fate, are mine.
Not heaven itself upon the past has power,
But what has been, has been, and I have had my hour. 
 


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Lawrence Sterne (1713 - 1768)
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