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Magdalene College - Pepys
 
The Country Mans Delight. / Or, The Happy Joyes of a Countrey Life. / Being a most pleasant New Song. / How bless'd are they who free from care and strife / In humble Cottages do lead their life? / They there posses those joys for which mankind / Of higher Rank, labour in vain to find. / They live more happy, at Content and Ease, / Than Princes in their stately Pallaces. / They feel not the tempestuous Storms of state, / Live all in peace are strangers to debate.
Date Published 1681-1684
Author
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Imprint Printed for J. Wright. J. Clark, W. Thackery and T. Passenger.
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Collection Magdalene College - Pepys
Page 4.349
Location Pepys Library
Shelfmark Pepys Ballads 4.349
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  Part 1
Title The Country Mans Delight. / Or, The Happy Joyes of a Countrey Life. / Being a most pleasant New Song. / How bless'd are they who free from care and strife / In humble Cottages do lead their life? / They there posses those joys for which mankind / Of higher Rank, labour in vain to find. / They live more happy, at Content and Ease, / Than Princes in their stately Pallaces. / They feel not the tempestuous Storms of state, / Live all in peace are strangers to debate.
Tune Imprint To a new Tune of, Happy is the Countrey life, Or, Smiling Phillis, &c.
First Lines HAppy is the Countrey life, / bless'd with content, & health, and ease
Refrain
Album Page 1/2 sheet oblong folio, 210 x 318
Condition cropped top and bottom edges, creased surface, uneven inking
Ornament vertical rule and cast fleurons