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Francis T. Palgrave, ed. (1824–1897). The Golden Treasury.  1875.
 
W. Shakespeare
 
VI. A Madrigal
 
CRABBED Age and Youth 
Cannot live together: 
Youth is full of pleasance, 
Age is full of care; 
Youth like summer morn,         5
Age like winter weather, 
Youth like summer brave, 
Age like winter bare; 
Youth is full of sport, 
Age's breath is short,  10
Youth is nimble, Age is lame; 
Youth is hot and bold, 
Age is weak and cold, 
Youth is wild, and Age is tame:— 
Age, I do abhor thee;  15
Youth, I do adore thee: 
O! my Love, my Love is young! 
Age, I do defy thee— 
O sweet shepherd, hie thee, 
For methinks thou stay'st too long.  20
 
 
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