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Can wealth give happiness? look round and see
What gay distress! what splendid misery!
Whatever fortunes lavishly read more

Can wealth give happiness? look round and see
What gay distress! what splendid misery!
Whatever fortunes lavishly can pour,
The mind annihilates, and calls for more.

by Edward Young Found in: Wealth Quotes,
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What folly can be ranker. Like our shadows,
Our wishes lengthen as our sun declines.

What folly can be ranker. Like our shadows,
Our wishes lengthen as our sun declines.

by Edward Young Found in: Wishes Quotes,
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Then lady Cynthia, mistress of the shade,
Goes, with the fashionable owls, to bed.

Then lady Cynthia, mistress of the shade,
Goes, with the fashionable owls, to bed.

by Edward Young Found in: Owls Quotes,
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Oh, how portentous is prosperity!
How comet-like, it threatens while it shines.

Oh, how portentous is prosperity!
How comet-like, it threatens while it shines.

by Edward Young Found in: Prosperity Quotes,
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On the soft bed of luxury most kingdoms have expired.

On the soft bed of luxury most kingdoms have expired.

by Edward Young Found in: Luxury Quotes,
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