"All Is Not Gold That Glitters"

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Title

"All Is Not Gold That Glitters"

Description

Not always actions show the man, we find,
Who does a kindness is not therefore kind:
Perhaps prosperity becalmed his breast,
Perhaps the wind just shifted from the east:
Nor therefore humble, he who seeks retreat;
Pride guides his steps, and bids him shun the great.
Who combats bravely is not therefore brave,
He dreads a death-bed like the meanest slave;
Who reasons wisely is not therefore wise,
His pride in reasoning, not in acting lies.

Creator

Pope (Alexander Pope)

Source

New Series 1:44, p. 4

Date

1841.01.02

Citation

Pope (Alexander Pope), “"All Is Not Gold That Glitters",” Periodical Poets, accessed February 22, 2024, https://periodicalpoets.com/items/show/388.

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