Mark Akenside

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Happiness is understanding that friendship is more precious than mere things, more precious than getting your own way, more precious than being in situations where true principles are not at stake.
J. Donald Walters
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Sketch of Mark Akenside

Mark Akenside (November 9, 1721June 23, 1770), was an English poet and physician.


  • Seeks painted trifles and fantastic toys,
    And eagerly pursues imaginary joys.
    • The Virtuoso (1737), Stanza x.
  • The man forget not, though in rags he lies,
    And know the mortal through a crown's disguise.
    • Epistle to Curio (1744).
  • Than Timoleon's arms require,
    And Tully’s curule chair, and Milton's golden lyre.
    • "On a Sermon against Glory", Odes on Several Subjects (1745), Stanza ii.

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