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To cam pes and courts let others rove,
In quest of ranke and fame, To these repair who titles love,
To those who seek a name. The merchant man in search of gainc,
May plow the pathless sea, But roave who may, by rill I'll stay,
An angler's life for mee.
I'd rather rise at earlier dawne,
When summer wedds with springe, And brush the dewe drops from the lawne,
While merry larkes doe sing, Than snore in bedd, with aching heade>
Throwe wine and revelrie ; Such pleasures still pursue who will,
An angler's life for mee.
The strains which rlowe in courtlie hall,
May please a courtlie eare ; But give mee still at evening's fall,
The linnet's pipe to heare; See shepherds dancing with their maides,
Below the greene-woode tree ; While wildlie floates the throstle's notes—
An angler's life for mee.
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