Richard Lovelace.

The Vintage to the Dungeon.
A Song.

Set by Mr. William Lawes.


SING out pent Soules, sing cheerefully !
Care Shackles you in Liberty,
Mirth frees you in Captivity :
    Would you double fetters adde ?
    Else why so sadde ?

Besides your pinion'd armes you'l finde
Griefe too can manakell the minde.


Live then Pris'ners uncontrol'd ;
Drink oth' strong, the Rich, the Old,
Till Wine too hath your Wits in hold ;
    Then if still your Jollitie,
    And Throats are free ;

Tryumph in your Bonds and Paines,
And daunce to th' Musick of your Chaines.

Lovelace, Richard. The Poems of Richard Lovelace.
London: Unit Library, Ltd., 1904. 42.

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