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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

Bishop (John) Still 1543-1607 John Bartlett

    I cannot eat but little meat,
  My stomach is not good;
But sure I think that I can drink
  With him that wears a hood.
          Gammer Gurton’s Needle. Act ii. 1
    Back and side go bare, go bare,
  Both foot and hand go cold;
But, belly, God send thee good ale enough,
  Whether it be new or old.
          Gammer Gurton’s Needle. Act ii.
Note 1.
Stated by Dyce to be from a MS. of older date than Gammer Gurton’s Needle. See Skelton’s Works (Dyce’s ed.), vol. i. pp. vii–x, note. [back]