Quotation by William Stevenson

Back and side go bare, go bare,
Both foot and hand go cold;
But belly, God send thee good ale enough;
Whether it be new or old!
William Stevenson (1530?–1575), British scholar. Gammer Gurton's Needle: Drinking Song (attributed to Stevenson and to Still) (l. 17–20). . .

Norton Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I–II. M. H. Abrams, general ed. (5th ed., 1986) W. W. Norton & Company.
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