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