“Precocious children rarely grow up good.”

“I must admit that I was most precocious
“(Precocious children rarely grow up good).
“My aunts and uncles thought me quite atrocious
“For using words more adult than I should.”

— excerpt from W. H. Auden’s “Letter to Lord Byron,” in Letters from Iceland, 1937

 

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