V Mon. July [1747] hath xxxi days.

1Men drop so fast, ere Life's mid Stage we tread,
2Few know so many Friends alive as dead;
3Yet, as immortal, in our uphill Chace,
4We press coy Fortune with unslacken'd Pace;
5Our ardent Labours for the Toy we seek,
6Join Night to Day, and Sunday to the Week,
7Our very Joys are anxious, and expire

Notes

8] Copied from Edward Young's ."Satire V. On Women,." lines 97-104. Back to Line
Publication Notes: 
The Complete Poor Richard Almanacks, intro. Whitfield J. Bell, Jr., Vol. 1, 1733-1747 (Barre, Massachusetts: The Imprint Society, Inc., 1970): 348. PS 749 A3 1970 Robarts Library First published in 1747.
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire