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William Stevenson

(1530 - 1575 / England)

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Sir William Stevenson (1530 - 1575) was an English poet, and presumed playwright of the early English language comedy Gammer Gurton's Needle.

Born in Durham, England, he became a clergyman and author.

Famous quotation: "I am so wrapped, and throughly lapped of jolly good ale and old!" Gammer Gurton’s Needle: Drinking Song (attributed to Stevenson and to Still) more »

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  • ''Back and side go bare, go bare,
    Both foot and hand go cold;
    But belly, God send thee good ale enough;
    Whether it be new or old!''
    William Stevenson (1530?-1575), British scholar. Gammer Gurton's Needle: Drinking Song (attributed to Stevenson and to Still) (l. 17-20). . . Nort...
  • ''I am so wrapped, and throughly lapped of jolly good ale and old!''
    William Stevenson (1530?-1575), British scholar. Gammer Gurton's Needle: Drinking Song (attributed to Stevenson and to Still) (l. 16). . . Norton ...
  • ''I love no roast but a nut-brown toast, and a crab laid in the fire;
    A little bread shall do me stead! much bread I do not desire;''
    William Stevenson (1530?-1575), British scholar, and John Still (1530?-1575), British scholar. Gammer Gurton's Needle: Drinking Song (attributed to St...
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