Monday 25 March 2024

Who is Rushing In?

From Horace's Satires (I.2.24):
dum vitant stulti vitia in contraria currunt

fools rushing to avoid one fault, rush to the opposite extreme

Alexander Pope's Imitations of Horace, Serm. I.2.27-28:

But why all this? I'll tell ye, ’tis my Theme:
‘Women and Fools are always in Extreme.’