|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||Robert Southey (17741843)|
|QUOTATION:||You are old, Father William, the young man cried,|
The few locks which are left you are gray;
You are hale, Father William, a hearty old man,
Now tell me the reason I pray.
|ATTRIBUTION:||The Old Mans Comforts, and how he gained them.|