1 TRUE wit is like the brilliant stone
2 Dug from the Indian mine;
3 Which boasts two various powers in one
4 To cut as well as shine,
5 Genius, like that, if polish'd right,
6 With the same gifts abounds;
7 Appears at once both keen and bright,
8 And sparkles while it wounds.
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Title (in Source Edition): On WIT.
Author: John Winstanley
Genres: ballad metre; Chevy Chase stanza
References: DMI 3326
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