Not so young, sir, to love a woman for singing, nor so old to dote on her for anything.
– William Shakespeare
King Lear, Act 1, Scene 4. The response of Kent/Caius, when Lear asks him what age he is. Kent says he is not young enough to fall in love with a woman because she sings and not old enough to dote on her for any reason. He then goes on to say that he is 48 years old.