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First Line: Better trust all and be deceived
Last Line: Than lose the blessed hope of truth.
Alternate Author Name(s): Butler, Frances Anne; Kemble, Fanny
Variant Title(s): Faith
Subject(s): Disappointment; Faith; Religion; Belief; Creed; Theology

Better trust all and be deceived,
And weep that trust and that deceiving,
Than doubt one heart that, if believed,
Had blessed one's life with true believing.
O, in this mocking world too fast
The doubting fiend o'ertakes our youth;
Better be cheated to the last
Than lose the blessed hope of truth.

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