Richard Browne (c1630 – 1664): We cats when assembl’d at midnight together, canone a 3 voci. Pro Cantione Antiqua.
We cats when assembl’d at midnight together
for innocent puring in moonshiney weather,
if dogs be in kennel, all fast in their straw,
we march and meaw without scratch or a claw;
but if they surprise us and put us to flight,
we fret and we spit, give a squall, and goodnight.