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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Health, Beauty, Wealth
By Anaxandrides (Fourth Century B.C.)
 
WHOE’ER he was that made the drinking-song,
Who put health first, as though it were the best,
So far, was right;—but second he set beauty,
And riches third! There he, you see, was daft;
For after health is wealth the chiefest thing,—        5
A handsome starveling is a wretched beast!
 
 
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