Laugh not too much: the wittie man laughs least: For wit is newes only to ignorance. Lesse at thine own things laugh; lest in the jest Thy person share, and the conceit advance. Make not thy sport, abuses: for the fly, That feeds on dung, is coloured thereby
"The Church Porch"
The Temple George Herbert, The Works of George Herbert (London: George Routledge & Co., 1854), 9.
"Keying Up" - The Court Jester, 1875, by William Merritt Chase - The Athenaeum: Home - info - pic, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2060164
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