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Sir Francis Bacon

(1561 - 1626 / England)

Poems of Sir Francis Bacon

1. Guiltless Heart 1/3/2003
2. Help Lord 1/3/2003
3. Sing a New Song 1/3/2003
4. The Interpretation of Nature and 1/1/2004
5. The Life of Man 1/3/2003

Guiltless Heart

The man of life upright, whose guiltless heart is free
From all dishonest deeds and thoughts of vanity:
The man whose silent days in harmless joys are spent,
Whom hopes cannot delude, nor fortune discontent;
That man needs neither towers nor armor for defense,
Nor secret vaults to fly from thunder's violence:
He only can behold with unaffrighted eyes
The horrors of the deep and terrors of the skies;
Thus scorning all the care that fate or fortune brings,

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