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    Caroline Duer - A Word To The Wise

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    Caroline Duer - A Word To The Wise - Read by Lee Ann Howlett

    A Word To The Wise
    by Caroline Duer (1865-1956)

    If wisdom's height is only disenchantment,
    As say the cynics of a certain school,
    And sages grow more sad in their advancement,
    Then folly is the wisdom of the fool.

    Since fools know happiness through lack of knowledge,
    And see things fair because they shut their eyes,
    Then any one can tell, who’s been to college,
    That wisdom is the folly of the wise.