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Thou knowst the oer-eager vehemence of youth,How quick in temper, and in judgement weak.

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Source Notes: Source: HOMER, The Iliad, book 23, lines 67778, trans. Edward, Earl of Derby, ed. 5, vol. 2, pp. 37273 .The many translations of these lines of Homers vary: The Iliad of Homer, trans. into blank verse by William Cullen Bryant, vol. 4, p. 139 ,Thou dost knowThe faults to which the young are ever prone;The will is quick to act, the judgment weak;Robert Graves, The Anger of Achilles, p. 364 , It is easy for a youngster to go wrong from hastiness and lack of thought; and Robert Fitzgerald, p. 553, lines 58889 , You know a young man may go out of bounds: / his wits are nimble, but his judgment slight.

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