Friday, July 3, 2015

The Sayings of Purzil Crofe

Clock, n. A machine invented by man to tell how little time remains.

Purzil Crofe

The Sayings of Purzil Crofe

A busy man complained one day, “I have no time.” 

“What’s that you say?” cried his friend a lazy fizz. 
“You have, sir, all the time there is. 
And plenty too, don’t doubt you do.
Nothing more, nothing less.

Now, Merry sir, won’t you tarry? 
Have a glass with me of sherry.
What’s a moment, more or less.” 

To this the busy man replied, 
“If I die and go to hell, 
How shall I pay the devil’s due?” 

“Alas, sir, I know only this,
Fain is the young man to waste his time, 
A man is old and little time remains 
He dies and loses both time and wealth.”

So says Purzil Crofe, from the Devil's Dictionary, more or less

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