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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Golden Verses.
So called because they are “good as gold.” They are by some attributed to Epicar’mos, and by others to Emped’ocls, but always go under the name of Pythag’oras, and seem quite in accordance with the excellent precepts of that philosopher. They are as follows:—   1
Ne’er suffer sleep thine eyes to close
Before thy mind hath run
O’er every act, and thought, and word.
From dawn to set of sun;
For wrong take shame, but grateful feel
If just thy course hath been;
Such effort day by day renewed
Will ward thy soul from sin.
E. C. B.

 Golden Valley (The).Goldy. 


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