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Quotation by Robert Herrick
A Cat I keep, that playes about my House, Grown fat, With eating many a miching Mouse. To these A Trasy I do keep, whereby I please The more my rurall privacie: Which are But toyes, to give my heart some ease: Where care None is, slight things do lightly please.
Robert Herrick (1591–1674), British poet. His Grange, or Private Wealth (l. 21–32). . .
Seventeenth-Century Verse and Prose, Vols. I–II. Vol. I: 1600–1660; Vol. II: 1660–1700. Helen C. White, Ruth C. Wallerstein, and Ricardo Quintana, eds. (1951, 1952) The Macmillan Company.
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