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Thomas Flatman

(1637 - 1688 / England)

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  • ''Till she grows as grey as a cat,''
    Thomas Flatman (1637-1688), British poet. On Marriage (l. 7). . . New Oxford Book of English Light Verse, The. Kingsley Amis, ed. (1978) Oxford University Press.
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  • ''How happy a thing were a wedding,
    And a bedding,
    If a man might purchase a wife
    For a twelvemonth and a day;''
    Thomas Flatman (1637-1688), British poet. On Marriage (l. 1-4). . . New Oxford Book of English Light Verse, The. Kingsley Amis, ed. (1978) Oxford University Press.

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The Batchelors Song

Like a Dog with a bottle, fast ti'd to his tail,
Like Vermin in a trap, or a Thief in a Jail,
Or like a Tory in a Bog,
Or an Ape with a Clog:
Such is the man, who when he might go free,
Does his liberty loose,
For a Matrimony noose,
And sels himself into Captivity;
The Dog he do's howl, when his bottle do's jog,

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