My lodging it is on the cold ground, and very hard is my fare, But that which troubles me most, is the unkindness of my dear. As it appeared in William Davenants Rivals, an alteration of Beaumont and Fletchers Two Noble Kinsmen. Attributed by Boosey (publishers), to John Gay.
Since trifles make the sum of human things, And half our misery from our foibles springs; Since lifes best joys consist in peace and ease, And though but few can serve, yet all may please; Oh, let th ungentle spirit learn from hence, A small unkindness is a great offence. Hannah MoreSensibility.