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YOUTH AND AGE, by                     Poet's Biography
First Line: Youth hath many charms
Last Line: This twain that gives me happiness!
Subject(s): Aging; Youth

Youth hath many charms,—
Hath many joys and much delight;
Even its doubts, and vague alarms,
By contrast make it bright:
And yet—and yet—forsooth,
I love Age as well as Youth!

Well, since I love them both,
The good of both I will combine,—
In women I will look for Youth,
And look for Age in wine:
And then—and then—I'll bless
This twain that gives me happiness!

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