The hungry poor enterd the hall to eat good beef and ale
Good English hospitality, O then it did not fail!
Note 1. XI] Sung by Steelyard the Lawgiver, MS., chap. ix. Cp. Old English hospitality is long since deceased, in Chattertons Antiquity of Christmas Games, an essay reprinted in the Miscellanies of 1778, with which work Blake appears to have been familiar. [back]