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ON THE DISPENSATION OF RICHES

By
Solon



 NOTE:  Solon ( 638 BC 558 BC ) was a Greek statesman and poet.

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Not even the most lavish gallery of gold

And silver Flagons, no earth-walled hoard

Of gems and gilt-enameled bowls, no far-flung

Fields of wheatland, no purchase of mules

And dairy cows can exceed the wealth

Of a single man whose belly's full,

Whose feet are warm, and who, though

Poor, still enters into love with a woman

In the bee-happy season of his youth.

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