by Francis Quarles (1592 - 1644)

On the World
Language: English 
The world's an Inn; and I her guest.
I eat; I drink; I take my rest.
My hostess, nature, does deny me
Nothing, wherewith she can supply me;
Where, having stayed a while, I pay
Her lavish bills, and go my way. 

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This text was added to the website: 2008-07-12
Line count: 6
Word count: 42