Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, AN OLD SAW, by SAMUEL VALENTINE COLE

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AN OLD SAW, by                
First Line: The man who knows and knows he knows
Last Line: To live and die a fool.
Subject(s): Ignorance; Dullness; Stupdity

THE man who knows and knows he knows,
To him your homage bring;
He wields the power that waits and wins,
And he is rightful king.

Let him who does not know, and knows
He does not know, be classed
As heir of all things everywhere,
For he will know at last.

But whosoever does not know,
And, here in life's great school,
Knows not he does not know, is doomed
To live and die a fool.

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