Joseph Addison Quotes
Who would not be that youth? What pity is it
That we can die but once to serve our country!
And all things in confusion hurl'd,
Music shall then exert it's power,
And sound survive the ruins of the world:
Then saints and angels shall agree
In one eternal jubilee:
All Heaven shall echo with their hymns divine,
And God himself with pleasure see
The whole creation in a chorus join.
Prolonging every note with art.
Demand alliance, and in friendship burn.
Their courage dwells not in a troubled flood
Of mounting spirits, and fermenting blood:
Lodged in the soul, with virtue overruled,
Inflamed by reason, and by reason cooled,
In hours of peace content to be unknown.
And only in the field of battle shown:
To souls like these, in mutual friendship joined,
Heaven dares intrust the cause of humankind.
And all of heaven we have here below.
At the drawn dagger, and defies its point.
It wakes the soul, and lifts it high.