The Four Points

Thomas Tusser

ERE stopping or turning, to put foorth a hande
Is a charm that thy daies may be long in the land.
Though seventy—times—seven thee Fortune befriend,
O’ertaking at corners is Death in the end.
Sith main—roads for side—roads care nothing, have care
Both to slow and to blow when thou enterest there.
Drink as thou canst hold it, but after is best;
For Drink with men’s Driving makes Crowners to Quest.
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