Quotation by unknown author

There was an old man lived out in the wood,
His trade was a-cutting of Broom, green Broom;
He had but one son without thrift, without good,
Who lay in his bed till 'twas noon, bright noon.
Unknown. Broom, Green Broom (l. 1–4). . .

Oxford Book of Light Verse, The. W. H. Auden, ed. (1938) Oxford University Press.
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