Archive for January 2nd, 2014

Thursday, 2 January 2014

XII Mon. February [1746] hath xxviii days by Benjamin Franklin

Man’s rich with little, were his Judgment true,
Nature is frugal, and her Wants are few;
Those few Wants answer’d, bring sincere Delights,
But Fools create themselves new Appetites.
Fancy and Pride seek Things at vast Expence,
Which relish not to Reason nor to Sense
Like Cats in Airpumps, to subsist we strive
On Joys too thin to keep the Soul alive.

From: https://tspace.library.utoronto.ca/html/1807/4350/poem3259.html

Date: 1746

By: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)