But wisdomes powre, and temperaunces might,
By which the mightiest things efforced bin:
|John Melhuish Strudwick,|
Acrasia (c. 1888),
Edmund Spencer, The faerie queene II.xii.43, ll. 5-7. No Bower-of-Bliss defender feared anything but the power of wisdom and the might of temperance, by which two virtues the mightiest strongholds of vice are reduced.