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The Little Vagabond
Dear Mother, dear Mother, the Church is cold,
But the Ale-house is healthy amp; pleasant amp; warm;
Besides I can tell where I am use'd well,
Such usage in heaven will never do well.
But if at the Church they would give us some Ale.
And a pleasant fire, our souls to regale;
We'd sing and we'd pray, all the live-long day;
Nor ever once wish from the Church to stray,
Then the Parson might preach amp; drink amp; sing
And we'd be as happy as birds in the spring:
And modest dame Lurch, who is always at Church,
Would not have bandy children nor fasting nor birch.
And God like a father rejoicing to see,
His children as pleasant and happy as he:
Would have no more quarrel with the Devil or the Barrel
But kiss him amp; give him both drink and apparel.
Blake, William (2011-12-20). William Blake: The Complete Illuminated Books (Illustrated) (Kindle Locations 1260-1269). Lexicos Publishing. Kindle Edition.
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