Here you will find the Poem Passtime with good company of poet Henry VIII, King of England
1 Pastime with good company 2 I love and shall unto I die. 3 Grudge whoso will, but none deny, 4 So God be pleased, this live will I. 5 For my pastance 6 Hunt, sing, and dance. 7 My heart is set 8 All godely sport 9 To my comfort. 10 Who shall me let? 11 Youth will have needs daliance, 12 Of good or ill some pastance. 13 Company me thinketh then best 14 All thoftes and fantasies to digest. 15 For idleness 16 Is chief mistress 17 Of vices all. 18 Than who can say 19 But "pass the day" 20 Is best of all? 21 Company with honesty 22 Is virtue, and vice to flee. 23 Company is good or ill 24 But every man hath his free will. 25 The best ensue, 26 The worst eschew, 27 My mind shall be. 28 Virtue to use, 29 Vice to refuse, 30 I shall use me.