by Thomas Flatman (1637 - 1688)

From those serene and rapturous joys
Language: English 
From those serene and rapturous joys
A country life alone can give,
Exempt from tumult and from noise,
Where Kings forget the troubles of their reigns,
And are almost as happy as their humble Swains,
By feeling that they live.

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