John Brown (essayist)

English divine and author

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

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.

QuotesEdit

  • 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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