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Francis T. Palgrave, ed. (1824–1897). The Golden Treasury.  1875.
 
Anonymous
 
XL. The Unfaithful Shepherdess
 
WHILE that the sun with his beams hot 
Scorchèd the fruits in vale and mountain, 
Philon the shepherd, late forgot, 
Sitting beside a crystal fountain, 
  In shadow of a green oak tree         5
  Upon his pipe this song play'd he: 
Adieu, Love, adieu, Love, untrue Love, 
Untrue Love, untrue Love, adieu, Love; 
Your mind is light, soon lost for new love. 
  
So long as I was in your sight  10
I was your heart, your soul, and treasure; 
And evermore you sobb'd and sigh'd 
Burning in flames beyond all measure: 
  —Three days endur'd your love to me, 
  And it was lost in other three  15
Adieu, Love, adieu, Love, untrue Love, 
Untrue Love, untrue Love, adieu, Love; 
Your mind is light, soon lost for new love. 
  
Another Shepherd you did see 
To whom your heart was soon enchainèd;  20
Full soon your love was leapt from me, 
Full soon my place he had obtainèd. 
  Soon came a third your love to win, 
  And we were out and he was in. 
Adieu, Love, adieu, Love, untrue Love,  25
Untrue Love, untrue Love, adieu, Love; 
Your mind is light, soon lost for new love. 
  
Sure you have made me passing glad 
That you your mind so soon removèd, 
Before that I the leisure had  30
To choose you for my best belovèd: 
  For all your love was past and done 
  Two days before it was begun:— 
Adieu, Love, adieu, Love, untrue Love, 
Untrue Love, untrue Love, adieu, Love;  35
Your mind is light, soon lost for new love. 
 
 
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