No one mourns a song unsung,
save the erstwhile singer.
Nor hears a peal of bell unrung,
but he who would be ringer.

To men who’d pen a masterpiece,
at a more convenient date:
Avenge your dream without surcease,
Do it now! Don’t wait!

Ex`hor*ta"tion (?), n. [L. exhortatio: cf. F. exhortation.]

1.

The act of practice of exhorting; the act of inciting to laudable deeds; incitement to that which is good or commendable.

2.

Language intended to incite and encourage; advice; counsel; admonition.

I'll end my exhortation after dinner. Shak.

 

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