Calcutta nr. 487
O World you avow your actions
In the monastery of tyranny & oppression you make a retreat
You give blessings to the vile and pain to anyone
It is not outside one of these two, stupidity or dotage.
O Fortune, exultant in that thou hast done,
In the church of oppression still-worshipping one,
To the base thou giv'st wealth, to the worthy chagrin,
And without these two sorts, pearl or potsherd, there 's none.
O Fortune! in thine acts confessed to be
Within Oppression's cell a devotee.
Thou givest base men wealth, the good unrest,
Save these two is nor pearl nor pottery.