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Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900.
  
John Bunyan. 1628–1688
  
366. The Shepherd Boy sings in the
Valley of Humiliation
  
HE that is down needs fear no fall, 
  He that is low, no pride; 
He that is humble ever shall 
  Have God to be his guide. 
 
I am content with what I have,         5
  Little be it or much: 
And, Lord, contentment still I crave, 
  Because Thou savest such. 
 
Fullness to such a burden is 
  That go on pilgrimage:  10
Here little, and hereafter bliss, 
  Is best from age to age. 
 
 
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