Thursday, July 07, 2011

Sober but unchaste

Prayerful but bad-tempered;
Busy but judgmental;
Doctrinally correct but uncharitable;
Kindly but lazy.

From Samson Agonistes:
But what avail'd this temperance, not compleat
Against another object more enticing?
What boots it at one gate to make defence
And at another to let in the foe
Effeminatly vanquish't?