He is a path, if any be misled;
He is a robe, if any naked be;
If any chance to hunger, he is bread;
If any be a bondman, he is free;
If any be but weak, how strong is he!
To dead men life he is, to sick men health;
To blind men, sight, and to the needy, wealth;
A pleasure without loss, a treasure without stealth.
Giles Fletcher, Jr. 1588-1623