A Prayer For Indifference|
by Frances Greville
Nor peace, nor ease, the heart can know,
...That, like the needle true,
Turns at the touch of joy or woe,
...But, turning, trembles too.
Far as distress the soul can wound,
...'Tis pain in each degree:
'Tis bliss but to a certain bound,
...Beyond is agony.
.....from A Prayer For Indifference
by Frances Greville (c.1724-89)