Once let every man say Try,
Very few on straw would lie;
Fewer still of want would die;
Pans would all have fish to fry;
Pigs would fill the poor man’s sty;
Want would cease, and need would fly:
Wives and children cease to cry;
Poor rates would not swell so high;
Things wouldn’t go so much awry—
You’d be glad, and so would I.

– John Ploughman (aka Charles Spurgeon)

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