Wit’s an unruly engine, wildly striking Sometimes a friend, sometimes the engineer: Hast thou the knack? pamper it not with liking: But if thou want it, buy it not too deere. Many affecting wit beyond their power, Have got to be a deare fool for an houre.
"The Church Porch" The Temple George Herbert, The Works of George Herbert (London: George Routledge & Co., 1854), 9.
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