Pope.—Essay on Man, Epistle I. Line 200.

AFFLICTION.—Had it pleased heaven
To try me with affliction; had he rain’d
All kinds of sores, and shames, on my bare head;
Steep’d me in poverty to the very lips;
Given to captivity me and my utmost hopes;
I should have found in some place of my soul
A drop of patience.

Shakespeare.—Othello, Act IV. Scene 2. (The Moor to Desdemona.)

When Providence, for secret ends,
Corroding cares, or sharp affliction, sends;
We must conclude it best it should be so,
And not desponding or impatient grow.

Pomfret.—To his Friend under affliction.

Heaven is not always angry when he strikes,
But most chastises those whom most he likes.


Are afflictions aught
But mercies in disguise? th’ alternate cup,
Medicinal though bitter, and prepar’d
By love’s own hand for salutary ends.

Mallet.—Amyntor and Theodora, Canto III. Line 176.

AFFLICTION.— ’Tis a physic
That’s bitter to sweet end.

Shakespeare.—Measure for Measure, Act IV. Scene 6. (Isabella to Mariana.)

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