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What is the use of fretting? Better take
Things coolly, nor allow ourselves to fume;
To growl about it cannot better make
A thing that 's wrong, nor darkened spots illume.
We have, we know, but little time to stay,
With everything around us to enjoy:
What sense were it to waste our time away,
And leave the real gold for its alloy?
Fret not, O, fret not! — be a jolly soul, —
That is to say, of course, be if you can;
Yield not yourself to anger's fierce control,
But let good-nature's sunshine warm you, man. —
Now, may perplexing mischief haunt the life
Of that performer on that wretched fife!