![[Header#^header-embed]] > [!SUMMARY] [[0 - Anecdotes of the late Samuel Johnson|Anecdotes of the late Samuel Johnson]] and [[Thraliana]] December 1777 > Verses written by [[Dr. Samuel Johnson]] on the occasion of the thirty-fifth birthday of [[Hester Thrale née Salusbury]]. > Oft in danger, yet alive, > We are come to thirty-five; > Oft may better years arrive, > Better years than thirty-five. > Could philosophers contrive > Life to stop at thirty-five, > Time his hours should never drive > O'er the bounds of thirty-five. > High to soar, and deep to dive, > Nature gives at thirty-five. > Ladies— stock and tend your Hive, > Trifle not at thirty-five! > For howe'er we boast and strive, > Life declines from thirty-five. > He that ever hopes to thrive > Must begin by thirty-five; > And those who wisely wish to wive > Must look on [[Hester Thrale née Salusbury|Thrale]] at thirty-five. ## See also ![[hester-lynch-thrale-1741-1821🔎#^hester-lynch-thrale-infoblock]]![[samuel-johnson-1709-1784🔎#^samuel-johnson-infoblock]] • #history/person/SALUSBURY/hester-lynch-born-1741 #history/person/JOHNSON/samuel-born-1709 ![[Footer#^footer-embed]]