by: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
as old men note, hath likened been,
- Unto a public crowd or common rout;
- Where those that are without would fain get in,
- And those that are within, would fain get out.
- Grief often treads upon the heels of pleasure,
- Marry'd in haste, we oft repent at leisure;
- Some by experience find these words missplaced,
- Marry'd at leisure, they repent in haste.
POEMS BY BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
"Wedlock" is reprinted
from Poor Richard's Almanack. May, 1734.