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John Brown (essayist)

Now let us thank the Eternal Power: convinced
That Heaven but tries our virtue by affliction,—
That oft the cloud which wraps the present hour
Serves but to brighten all our future days.

John Brown (November 5, 17151766) was an English divine and author.

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  • Now let us thank the Eternal Power: convinced
    That Heaven but tries our virtue by affliction,—
    That oft the cloud which wraps the present hour
    Serves but to brighten all our future days.
    • Barbarossa (1754), Act V, Scene 3.
  • And coxcombs vanquish Berkeley by a grin.
    • "An Essay on Satire, occasioned by the Death of Mr. Pope"

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