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Commend but sparingly whom thou dost love

DMI number:
17273
Poem Aliases
Denham. Of Prudence.
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Evidence:
First Line:
Commend but sparingly whom thou dost love
Last Line:
And too sharp censure shows an evil tongue
Poem Genre / Form:
Advice, Couplet, and Extract / snippet from longer work
Themes:
Advice / moral precepts and Friendship
Related People
Author:
Sir John Denham
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Extract from Of Prudence. Chalmers (1810): 254-257.