The Wealthy Dolt

The wealthy dolt for wit and sense
Though college’d and begrammared
Just as a nail that never stirs
No further than it’s hammered
And when he’s made complete to act
Of wisdom’s [face] a farce on
In making nothing else the fact
Is that he’ll make a parson

Pet MS A42 p104
Unpublished fragment

[For Julian and the 'Clare' students from City College, Plymouth]

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