by Robert Herrick

CONSULT ere thou begin'st ;  that done, go on
With all wise speed for execution.

    Consult, take counsel.   The word  and  the epigram are
suggested  by  Sallust's   “ Nam  et,  prius  quam  incipias,
consulto, et ub consulueris, mature facto opus est,” Cat. i.

Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol II.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 65.

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