You Are Old," Said The Youth, "as I Mentioned Before, And Make Errors Few People Could Bea

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"You are old," said the youth, "as I mentioned before,
And make errors few people could bear;
You complain about everyone's English but yours --
Do you really think this is quite fair?"

"I make lots of mistakes," Father William declared,
"But my stature these days is so great
That no critic can hurt me -- I've got them all scared,
And to stop me it's now far too late."
-- Lewis Carroll, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"