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Fuess and Stearns, comps.  The Little Book of Society Verse.  1922.
 
To Critics
By Walter Learned
 
WHEN I was seventeen I heard
  From each censorious tongue,
“I’d not do that if I were you;
  You see you’re rather young.”
 
Now that I number forty years,        5
  I’m quite as often told
Of this or that I should n’t do
  Because I’m quite too old.
 
O carping world! If there ’s an age
  Where youth and manhood keep        10
An equal poise, alas! I must
  Have passed it in my sleep.
 
 
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