Two Epigrams by Thomas Bastard

In Habentem Longum Barbam

Thy beard is long: better it would thee fit,
To have a shorter beard, and longer wit.

On his Three Marriages

Though marriage by some folks be reckoned a curse,
Three wives did I marry, for better or worse;
The first for her person, the next for her purse,
And the third for a warming-pan, doctor, and nurse.


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