Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?@Luke 12:24
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Roger Williams (1603-1682)

Roger Williams, A Key into the Language of America 1643.

Dunfermling Thomas Ravenscroft, 1621 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Thomas Ravenscroft (1592-1635)

If birds that neither sow nor reap
Nor store up any food
Constantly find to them and theirs
A Maker kind and good;

If man provide eke for his birds,
In yard, in coops, in cage;
And each bird spends in songs and tunes,
His little time and age;

What care will man, what care will God
For wife and children take?
Millions of birds and worlds will God
Sooner than His forsake.