Quotation by A.E. Housman

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.
A.E. (Alfred Edward) Housman (1859–1936), British poet. repr. In The Collected Poems of A.E. Housman (1939). A Shropshire Lad, no. 13 (1896).
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