A New collections of songs and poems by Thomas D'Urfey ...
D'Urfey, Thomas, 1653-1723.
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A Song in the Night Adventures, or Esq Oldsap, set by Mounsieur Graboe.

HOW frail is Old Age to believe
Their sinews can ever be strong,
Or think, that a heap
Of diseases can reap
The pleasures of him that is young.
Cho. He plunges in care let him do what he can,
So wretched a thing is a doting Old Man.
His life has been spent in Deboach,
'Till he comes to be sixty or more,
And so wenches on
'Till his vigour be gon,
And then the old Letcher gives o're.
Cho. A passion that's sickly can never last long,
And an Old doting Fool is far worse than a Young.