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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Georgian Verse.  1909.
 
The Touch Stone
By Samuel Bishop (1731–1795)
 
A FOOL and knave with different views
  For Julia’s hand apply;
The knave to mend his fortune sues,
  The fool to please his eye.
 
Ask you how Julia will behave,        5
  Depend on’t for a rule,
If she’s a fool she’ll wed the knave—
  If she’s a knave, the fool.
 
 
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