Mark Akenside — English Poet born on November 09, 1721, died on June 23, 1770

Mark Akenside was an English poet and physician... (wikipedia)

The man forget not, though in rags he lies, and know the mortal through a crown's disguise.
Seeks painted trifles and fantastic toys, and eagerly pursues imaginary joys.
Such and so various are the tastes of men.
This was Shakespeare's form; who walked in every path of human life, felt every passion; and to all mankind doth now, will ever, that experience yield which his own genius only could acquire.

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