Quotation by Sir John Harington

Fair, rich, and young: how rare is her perfection,
Were it not mingled with one foul infection!
I mean, so proud a heart, so curst a tongue,
As makes her seem nor fair, nor rich, nor young.
Sir John Harington (1561–1612), British author. Fair, Rich, and Young (l. 1–4). . .

Faber Book of Epigrams and Epitaphs, The. Geoffrey Grigson, ed. (1977) Faber and Faber; Faber Book of Irish Verse, The. (1974) Faber and Faber (This book is the same as The Book of Irish Verse [BIrV]); Faber Book of Love Poems, The. (1975) Faber and Faber (This book is the same as The Gambit Book of Love Poems [GBL]).
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