The foure Elements in Newfound-land To the Worshipful Captaine John Mason, who did wisely and worthily governe there divers yeeres by Robert Hayman

The Aire, in Newfound-Land is wholesome, good;
The Fire, as sweet as any made of wood;
The Waters, very rich, both salt and fresh;
The Earth more rich, you know it is not lesse
Where all are good, Fire, Water, Earth, and Aire,
What man made of these foure would not live there?

From: http://www.poetrynook.com/poem/pleasant-life-newfoundland

Date: 1628

By: Robert Hayman (1575-1629)

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