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A. E. Housman - When I Was One-And-Twenty

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When I Was One-And-Twenty

When I was one-and-twenty
I heard a wise man say,
"Give crowns and pounds and guineas
But not your heart away;
Give pearls away and rubies
But keep your fancy free."
But I was one-and-twenty,
No use to talk to me.
 
When I was one-and-twenty
I heard him say again,
"The heart out of the bosom
Was never given in vain;
’Tis paid with sighs a plenty
And sold for endless rue."
And I am two-and-twenty,
And oh, ’tis true, ’tis true.
 
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