Welcome as kindly showers to the long parched earth.

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More from John Dryden

‘Tis good to laugh at any rate; and if a straw can tickle a man, it is an instrument of happiness.

Look round the habitable world: how few
Know their own good, or knowing it, pursue.

Juvenal. Satire x.

Beware the fury of a patient man.

Part i. Line 1005.

For truth has such a face and such a mien,
As to be lov’d needs only to be seen.

I have not joyed an hour since you departed, for public miseries, and for private fears; but this blest meeting has o’erpaid them all.