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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Attributed Songs
Crabbed Age and Youth
By William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
 

  CRABBED age and youth
    Cannot live together:
  Youth is full of pleasance,
    Age is full of care;
  Youth like summer morn,        5
    Age like winter weather;
  Youth like summer brave,
    Age like winter bare.
  Youth is full of sport,
  Age’s breath is short;        10
    Youth is nimble, age is lame;
 
    Youth is hot and bold,
    Age is weak and cold;
Youth is wild, and age is tame.
    Age, I do abhor thee,        15
    Youth, I do adore thee;
Oh, my love, my love is young!
    Age, I do defy thee;
    O sweet shepherd! hie thee,
For methinks thou stay’st too long.        20
 
 
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