roam about

roam about

 and roam around
to wander or range about freely. Stay where you are and don't roam about. I'm too tired to roam around very much.
References in classic literature ?
In the summer I often leave home early in the morning, and roam about fields and lanes all day, or even escape for days or weeks together; but, saving in the country, I seldom go out until after dark, though, Heaven be thanked, I love its light and feel the cheerfulness it sheds upon the earth, as much as any creature living.