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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed. The Book of Elizabethan Verse. 1907.

The Merry Heart

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.