Character of A Happy Life- Poem

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‘Character of A Happy Life’

Poem By- Sir Henry Wotton (1568-1639)

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How happy is he born or taught

That serveth not another’s will:

Whose armour is his honest thought,

And simple truth his utmost skill!


Whose passions not his master are:

Whose soul is still prepared for death;

Untied unto the world with care

Of princely love or vulgar breath;


Who hath his life from rumours freed,

Whose consceience is his strong retreat;

Whose state can neither flatterers feed’

Nor ruin makes oppressors great;


Who envies none whom chance doth raise

Nor vice; who never understood

How deepest wounds are given with praise;

Nor rules of state, but rules of good;


Who God doth late and early pray

More of his grace than gifts to lend;

Who entertains the harmless day

With a well-chosen book or friend;


This man is free from servile bands

Of hope to rise’ or fear to fall;

Lord of himself, though not of lands;

And having nothing, he hath all.

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