EBBA 22034

Magdalene College - Pepys
 
[?] / Old Mans WISH. / This Old-Man he doth Wish for Wealth in vain / But he thereby doth not the Treasure gain; / For if with Wishes he the same could have, / He would not mind nor think upon the Grave.
Date Published 1671-1702 ?
Author Walter Pope
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Imprint Printed for I. Deacon, in Guilt=spur=street.
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Collection Magdalene College - Pepys
Page 4.370
Location Pepys Library
Shelfmark Pepys Ballads 4.370
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  Part 1
Title [?] / Old Mans WISH. / This Old-Man he doth Wish for Wealth in vain / But he thereby doth not the Treasure gain; / For if with Wishes he the same could have, / He would not mind nor think upon the Grave.
Tune Imprint To a Pleasant new Play-House Tune.
First Lines IF I live to grow old, / (for I find I go down)
Refrain May I govern my passion, / with an absolute sway, / And grow wiser and better, / as my strength wears away: / Without Gout or Stone, / by a gentle decay. [with variations in the final stanza]
Album Page 1/2 sheet oblong folio, 205 x 280
Condition cropped top edge, set-off from opposite page visible
Ornament headpiece: 32 x 97