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If I live to grow old as I find I go down

DMI number:
4964
First Line:
If I live to grow old as I find I go down
Last Line:
Without gout or stone by a gentle decay
Poem Genre / Form:
Quatrain aabb, Song with refrain, and Triplet
Themes:
Age, Retirement, and The happy man / contentment
Related People
Author:
Walter Pope
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Variant of 'The Old Man's Wish' (1684, ESTC R219511).
Related Poems
First Line:
If I live to be old for I find I go down
Last Line:
Without gout or stone by a gentle decay
Relationship:
Variant Of
Comments:
First Line:
If I live to be old for I find I grow down
Last Line:
Shall be read on my tomb what is it to me | May I govern &c
Relationship:
Variant Of
Comments:
Content/Publication
Title:
A select collection of poems with notes biographical and historical [T93622] [ecco]
Page No(s):
pp.173-174
Poem Title:
The Old Man's Wish.
Attribution:
By The Same [i.e. Walter Pope]
Attributed To:
Walter Pope
Title:
Jemmy Carson's Collections [T187842] [ECCO Cambridge University Library]
Page No(s):
pp.92-93
Poem Title:
The Old Man's Wish.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
Title:
Jemmy Carson's Collections. [N28986] [ECCO National Library of Ireland]
Page No(s):
pp.103-104
Poem Title:
The Old Man's Wish.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
Title:
The choice spirit's chaplet: or, a poesy from Parnassus [T124505] [ecco]
Page No(s):
p.14
Poem Title:
Song 12.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
Title:
The choice spirit's chaplet: or, a poesy from Parnassus [T190572] [ecco]
Page No(s):
p.14
Poem Title:
Song 12.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
Title:
The third part of miscellany poems [ecco] [T117014]
Page No(s):
pp.178-179
Poem Title:
The Old Man's Wish.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
Title:
The third part of miscellany poems [N49205]
Page No(s):
pp.178-179
Poem Title:
The Old Man's Wish.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed