Nine Epigrams from Poor Richard

Set by Elizabeth Walton Vercoe (b. 1941), "Nine Epigrams from Poor Richard", 1986 [ voice and tape ]  [sung text checked 1 time]

Note: this setting is made up of several separate texts.


He that composes himself is wiser than he that composes music.

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Researcher for this text: Malcolm Wren [Guest Editor]


Truth is bitter but a lie is savoury at times.

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Researcher for this text: Malcolm Wren [Guest Editor]


Who lies down with dogs rises up with fleas.

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Researcher for this text: Malcolm Wren [Guest Editor]


Three can keep a secret if two are dead.

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Researcher for this text: Malcolm Wren [Guest Editor]


Wedlock, as old Men note, hath likened been,
Unto a publick Crowd or common Rout;
Where those that are without would fain get in,
And those that are within would fain get out.
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Sally laughs at everything you say. 
Why?  Because she has fine teeth.

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Researcher for this text: Malcolm Wren [Guest Editor]


Here comes Glib-Tongue who can outflatter 
a dedication and lie like ten epitaphs.

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Researcher for this text: Malcolm Wren [Guest Editor]


People wrapped up in themselves make small packages.

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Researcher for this text: Malcolm Wren [Guest Editor]


Happy the nation, fortunate the age, 
whose history is not diverting.

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Researcher for this text: Malcolm Wren [Guest Editor]