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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Elizabethan Verse.  1907.
 
The Merry Heart
By William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
 
From “The Winter’s Tale,” Act IV. Scene 2

JOG on, jog on, the footpath way,
  And merrily hent the stile-a:
A merry heart goes all the day,
  Your sad tires in a mile-a.
 
 
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