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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed. The Book of Georgian Verse. 1909.

The Touch Stone

Samuel Bishop (1731–1795)

A FOOL and knave with different views

For Julia’s hand apply;

The knave to mend his fortune sues,

The fool to please his eye.

Ask you how Julia will behave,

Depend on’t for a rule,

If she’s a fool she’ll wed the knave—

If she’s a knave, the fool.