Receive thy new possessor, one who brings
A mind not to be changed by place or time
The mind is its own place, and in itself
Can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.
Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven.
Of hope in fears and dangers, heard so oft
.... they will soon resume
New courage and revive, though now they lie
Grovelling and prostrate on yon lake of fire.
Not in despair...
Semblance of worth, not substance.
Your change approaches, when all these delights
Will vanish, and deliver ye to woe-
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Yet no purposed foe
to you, whom I could pity thus forlorn,
Though I unpitied