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Golden Verses


So called because they are “good as gold.” They are by some attributed to Epicarʹmos, and by others to Empedʹoclēs, but always go under the name of Pythagʹoras, and seem quite in accordance with the excellent precepts of that philosopher. They are as follows:—

Neʹer suffer sleep thine eyes to close

Before thy mind hath run

Oʹer every act, and thought, and word.

From dawn to set of sun;

For wrong take shame, but grateful feel

If just thy course hath been;

Such effort day by day renewed

Will ward thy soul from sin.

E. C. B.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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