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Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
409. Epigram—The Raptures of Folly
 
 
THOU greybeard, old Wisdom! may boast of thy treasures;
  Give me with young Folly to live;
I grant thee thy calm-blooded, time-settled pleasures,
  But Folly has raptures to give.
 

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