O Happy Is The Man, That Has No Beast

DESCRIPTION: The man with no beast, or place to house it, is free of responsibilities.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1914 (GreigDuncan8)
KEYWORDS: humorous nonballad animal
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan8 1654, "O Happy Is The Man, That Has No Beast" (1 text)
Roud #13050
NOTES: GreigDuncan8: "In the year 1830, a John Henderson [who lived in the 'moss o' Savock'] was tried for smuggling, at the J.P. court, Old Deer. He bought himself off by [a] bit of special pleading in rhyme [adducing his poverty]...." - BS
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File: GrD81654

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