vain did chime
Of rimes or riots at your feasts,
Orgies of drink or feignd protests;
But simple love of greatness
and of good,
That knits brave minds and manners more than blood.
This made you first to know the Why
You liked, then after, to apply
That liking, and approach
so one the tother
Till either grew a portion of the other:
Each stylàed by his end
The copy of his friend.
lived to be the great surnames
And titles by which all made claims
Unto the Virtuenothing perfect done
as a CARY or a MORISON.
And such the force the fair example had
As they that saw
The good, and durst not practise it,
That such a law
Was left yet to mankind,
Where they might read and find
was written, not in words,
And with the heart, not pen,
Of two so early men,
Whose lines her rules were
Who, ere the first down bloomàed on the chin,
Had sowd these fruits, and got the harvest in.
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