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Patience! — great virtue! — I thy praise would sing —
Sublimest of the virtues Heaven sent —
(I once admired a maid named Patience King,
But she is not the Patience herein meant) —
Patience, that, catlike, by persistence wins;
Which sees the corn submitted to the earth,
And waits until it 's gathered into bins,
Or smokes in Johnny-cakes upon the hearth;
Patience, that brooks a note's maturing pace;
Patience, that tracks a ship across the deep;
Patience, that weaves the complicated lace;
Patience, that sings a crying child to sleep;
Patience — grand culmination of my strains —
That, when allied with baize, cures rheumatiz and sprains.