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FORTUNE'S WHEEL, by                     Poet's Biography
First Line: I had a true-love, none so dear
Last Line: So alone in the cold I end.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lancaster, William P.; Preston, George F.; De Tabley, 3d Baron; De Tabley, Lord
Subject(s): Fortune

I HAD a true-love, none so dear,
And a friend both leal and tried:
I had a cask of good old beer,
And a gallant horse to ride.

A little while did Fortune smile
On him and her and me:
We sang along the road of life
Like birds upon a tree.

My lady fell to shame and hell,
And with her took my friend;
My cask ran sour, my horse went lame,
So alone in the cold I end.

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