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You know the ancient writings say

DMI number:
5766
First Line:
You know the ancient writings say
Last Line:
And beef keeps sweeter once 'tis powdered
Poem Genre / Form:
Couplet and Epigram
Themes:
Crime, Money / wealth, and Time
Content/Publication
Title:
The poetical courant [P2203]
Page No(s):
No. 2 (r)
Poem Title:
To a Gentleman who had his Pocket Pick'd of a Watch and Money by a Mistriss.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed