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Excerpt from Pilgrims Into Folly: Romantic ExcursionsThe Wise Men sit in the harbor town smoking the pipe of ease-Their hearts are invested at four percent and they have no soul for the seas,And they blink as they ask of the Wanderers Moon overMoreExcerpt from Pilgrims Into Folly: Romantic ExcursionsThe Wise Men sit in the harbor town smoking the pipe of ease-Their hearts are invested at four percent and they have no soul for the seas,And they blink as they ask of the Wanderers Moon over the billows hung,What has become of the Ship of Fools and the gossamer sail she swung?Shes a long time gone- and we cried her doom on the day that she put from shore.A madness lies in the path o the moon, as sages have said before.A plague on the quest of the wild goose quill! We know - since were wise and old -That the measure of Love is common sense and the standard of Wealth is gold.The Wise Men sip in the Market Inn. Satisfied folk are they-Pillar and prop of the Board of Trade with never a debt to pay.But the Ship of Fools lies sunk in the ooze, far leagues from the guarded lands -Comes there no word from the lips of the drowned who have touched Hesperian sands?About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.