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William Stevenson

(1530 - 1575 / England)

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  • ''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 Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. M. H. Abrams, general ed. (5th ed., 1986) W. W. Norton & Company.
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Back and Side go Bare

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.

I cannot eat but little meat,
My stomach is not good;
But sure I think that I can drink
With him that wears a hood.

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