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Poem by Thomas Urquhart
Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 36. The different fruits of idlenesse, and vertue in young men
AS singing Grashoppers, a fond Youth revels In Summer blinks: & starves when tempests rage: But wise men (Pismire like) enjoy the travels Of their young yeares, in th'winter of their age: These by their Providence have wealth in treasure: While those are pained for their by-gone pleasure.
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