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THE ELDER WOMAN'S SONG: 4, FR. KING LEAR'S WIFE, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: O, merry, merry will my heart be
Last Line: And go like a lady, warmly drest.
Subject(s): Old Age; Women


O, MERRY, merry will my heart be
When I can sit me down and rest:
If you would live to make old bones
Keep your knees off the kitchen-stones,
And go like a lady, warmly drest.






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