About the Book: Selected Poems - Everyman Classics
"God made the country, and man made the town. What wonder then that health and
virtue, gifts That can alone make sweet the bitter draught That life holds out
to all, should most abound And least be threatend in the fields and groves?
Possess ye therefore, ye who, borne about In chariots and sedans, know no
fatigue But that of idleness, and taste no scenes But such as art contrives -
possess ye still Your element; there only can ye shine, There only minds like
yours can do no harm. from the First Book of The Task This