The Passionate Pilgrim

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Act I, Scene 12

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  • Shakespeare. Crabbed age and youth cannot live together:
    Youth is full of pleasance, age is full of care;
    Youth like summer morn, age like winter weather; 160
    Youth like summer brave, age like winter bare.
    Youth is full of sport, age's breath is short;
    Youth is nimble, age is lame;
    Youth is hot and bold, age is weak and cold;
    Youth is wild, and age is tame. 165
    Age, I do abhor thee; youth, I do adore thee;
    O, my love, my love is young!
    Age, I do defy thee: O, sweet shepherd, hie thee,
    For methinks thou stay'st too long,

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