John Brown (essayist)
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"