Kids poem - Hindi kavita - हिन्दी कविता : Character of happy life

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Character of happy life

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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 !
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Whose passions not his masters are,
Whose soul is still prepared for death;
Untied unto the world with care,
Of princely love or vulgar breath
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Who hath his life from rumours freed,
Whose conscience is his strong retreat;
Whose state can neither flatterers feed.
Nor ruin make oppressors great;
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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
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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;
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This man is free from servile bands
Of hope to rise, or fear to fail;
Lord of himself, though not of lands;
And having nothing, he hath all.
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