|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|Bishop (John) Still. (15431607)|
| 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.
| Gammer Gurtons Needle. Act ii. 1|
| 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.
| Gammer Gurtons Needle. Act ii.|
Stated by Dyce to be from a MS. of older date than Gammer Gurtons Needle. See Skeltons Works (Dyces ed.), vol. i. pp. viix, note. [back]