[Commonplace books: Thomas Farnaby, 17th-century]
Even Petrarch's self, if judged with due severity/ Is the Platonic pimp of all posterity.
Posted by stronzo on 01.26.2010
Man's a strange animal and makes strange use/ Of his own nature and the various arts,/ And likes particularly to produce/ Some new experiment to show his parts./ This is the age of oddities let loose,/ Where different talents find their different marts./ You'd best begin with truth, and when you've lost your/ Labour, there's a sure market for imposture.
Posted by stronzo on 06.29.2008
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