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COUNSEIL TO A BACHELER, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: If thou bee younge, then marie not yett
Last Line: And olde mens' wyves bee good for naught.
Variant Title(s): Councell To A Bachelor
Subject(s): Single People; Bachelors; Unmarried People


Elizabethan Trencher Motto—Bodleian Library: [with title and
modification of second line]

If thou bee younge, then marie not yett;
If thou bee olde, then no wyfe gett;
For younge mens' wyves will not bee taught,
And olde mens' wyves bee good for naught.





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