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THE JOYFUL WISDOM

4.
Dialogue.

A. Was I ill? and is it ended?
Pray, by what physician tended?
I recall no pain endured!
B. Now I know your trouble's ended:
He that can forget, is cured.


5.
To the Virtuous.

Let our virtues be easy and nimble-footed in motion,
Like unto Homer's verse ought they to come and to go.


6.
Worldly Wisdom.

Stay not on level plain,
Climb not the mount too high,
But half-way up remain—
The world you'll best descry!


7.
Vademecum—Vadetecum.

Attracted by my style and talk
You'd follow, in my footsteps walk?
Follow yourself unswervingly,
So—careful!—shall you follow me.