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Jan Andrzej Morsztyn
Jan Andrzej Morsztyn - A Clever Maiden
A CLEVER MAIDEN
A maiden once asked a doctor: When is it best
To make love, when the sun rises or goes to rest?
The doctor replied: It will make the night sweeter,
Whereas in the morning it will be much healthier.
I will then be following, she said, your counsel:
When night falls for taste, in the morning to keep well.
Translated by Michael J. Mikoś