Fatuis levia commitito
The little childe, is pleas'de with cockhorse gaie,
Althoughe he aske a courser of the beste:
The ideot likes, with bables for to plaie,
And is disgrac'de, when he is bravelie dreste:
A motley coate, a cockescombe, or a bell,
Hee better likes, then Jewelles that excell.
So fondelinges vaine, that doe for honor sue,
And seeke for roomes, that worthie men deserve:
The prudent Prince, dothe give hem ofte their due,
Whiche is faire wordes, that right their humors serve:
For infantes hande, the rasor is unfitte,
And fooles unmeete, in wisedomes seate to sitte.