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Poem by George Gascoigne


Sonnet 7. No haste but good


No haste but good, where wisdom makes the way,
For proof whereof behold the simple snail
(Who sees the soldier's carcass cast away,
With hot assault the Castle to assail)
By line and leisure climbs the wall,
And wins the turret's top more cunningly
Than doughty Dick, who lost his life and all
With hoisting up his head so hastily.
The swiftest **** brings forth the blindest whelps;
The hottest Fevers coldest cramps ensue;
The nakedest need hath ever latest helps.
With Nevil then I find this proverb true,
That Haste makes waste, and therefore still I say,
No haste but good, where wisdom makes the way.



George Gascoigne


George Gascoigne's other poems:
  1. The Steel Glass
  2. Woodmanship
  3. The Looks of a Lover Enamoured
  4. Sonnet 3. And every year a world my will did deem
  5. Sonnet 5. All were too little for the merchant's hand


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