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Sunday, 2 September 2012

To His Son Benedict from the Tower of London by John Hoskyns

Sweet Benedict, whilst thou art young,
And know’st not yet the use of tongue,
Keep it in thrall whilst thou art free:
Imprison it or it will thee.

From: http://www.storyit.com/Classics/JustPoems/keeptongue.htm

Date: 1614

By: John Hoskyns (1566-1638)