Monday, May 01, 2017

Are You Good or Clever?

Are you 'good' or 'clever'? A subject Catherine (my daughter) and I were discussing recently.  ;)

Good and Clever

If all the good people were clever,
  And all clever people were good,
The world would be nicer than ever
  We thought that it possibly could.

But somehow 'tis seldom or never
  The two hit it off as they should,
The good are so harsh to the clever,
  The clever, so rude to the good!

So friends, let it be our endeavour
  To make each by each understood;
For few can be good, like the clever,
  Or clever, so well as the good.

by Elizabeth Wordsworth

SmileyRoseFrances x

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