Quotation by George Herbert

Having been tenant long to a rich Lord,
Not thriving, I resolved to be bold,
And make a suit unto him, to afford
A new small-rented lease, and cancel th' old.
George Herbert (1593–1633), British poet. The Temple (l. 1–4). . .

The Complete English Poems [George Herbert]. John Tobin, ed. (1991) Penguin Books.
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