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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Elizabethan Verse.  1907.
 
Come Buy, Come Buy
By William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
 
From “The Winter’s Tale,” Act IV. Scene 3

LAWN as white as driven snow;
Cypress black as e’er was crow;
Gloves as sweet as damask roses;
Masks for faces, and for noses;
Bugle-bracelet, necklace-amber,        5
Perfume for a lady’s chamber:
Golden quoifs and stomachers,
For my lads to give their dears;
Pins and poking-sticks of steel,
What maids lack from head to heel:        10
  Come buy of me, come; come buy, come buy;
  Buy, lads, or else your lasses cry:
  Come buy.
 
 
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