Sometimes a happy rustic swain (John Sale)
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First published: c.1800 (n/d)
Original text and translations
Sometimes a happy rustic swain,
In cottage born, of humble stem,
Acquires with little toil and pain,
Thro' fortune's smiles, a diadem.
While he that's blasted by her frown,
To dire mischance is sure decreed;
And tho' entitled to a crown,
A field may till, a flock may feed.