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When the great sov’reign would his will express,
He gives a perfect rule; what can he less?
And guards it with a sanction as severe
As vengeance can inflict, or sinners fear:
Else his own glorious rights he would disclaim,
And man might safely trifle with his name.

William Cowper, “Truth,” Table Talk and Other Poems, 1782.