Spend not on hopes. They that by pleading clothes Do fortunes seek, when worth and service fail, Would have their tale beleeved for their oathes, And are like empty vessels under sail. Old courtiers know this; therefore set out so, As all the day thou mayst hold out to go.
"The Church Porch"
The Temple George Herbert, The Works of George Herbert (London: George Routledge & Co., 1854), 7.
The Emperor's New Clothes, Monument in Odense, photo by Владимир Шеляпин - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=30353578
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