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When I was bound apprentice, in famous Lincolnshire,
Full well I served my master for more than seven year,
Till I took up poaching, as you shall quickly hear:
Oh, 'tis my delight on a shining night, in the season of the year.
Unknown. The Lincolnshire Poacher (l. 1–4). . .

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