Useful Plow, The
DESCRIPTION: "A country life is swert! In moderate cold and heat, To walk in the air, how pleasant and fair!" The singer describes those who "follow the useful plow." Other professions are alluded to, without approval; they do not give to the poor.
AUTHOR: Words: Martin Parker?
EARLIEST DATE: 1846 (Dixon-Peasantry)
KEYWORDS: farming worker food
FOUND IN: Britain(England)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Dixon-Peasantry, Song #3, pp. 169-171, "The Useful Plow, or the Plowman s Praise" (1 text)
Bell-Combined, pp. 365-366, "The Useful Plow; or, The Plowman's Praise" (1 text)
ST BeCo365 (Partial)
cf. "The Praise of Ploughmen" (theme)
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