"'Tis only those of purer clay / 'From sensual dross refined, / 'In whom the passions pleas'd obey / 'The God within the mind, / 'Who share my delegated aid, / 'Through Wisdom's golden mean convey'd / 'From the first source of sov'reign good."
— Mason, William (1725-1797)
"From sensual dross refined,
"In whom the passions pleas'd obey
"The God within the mind,
"Who share my delegated aid,
"Through Wisdom's golden mean convey'd
"From the first source of sov'reign good:
"All else to horrid license tends,
"Springs from vindictive pride, and ends
"In anarchy and blood.