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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
The Passionate Shepherd to his Love
By Christopher Marlowe (1564–1593)
 
COME live with me, and be my love,
And we will all the pleasures prove
That valleys, groves, and hills, and fields,
Woods or steepy mountains yields.
 
And we will sit upon the rocks,        5
Seeing the shepherds feed their flocks
By shallow rivers, to whose falls
Melodious birds sing madrigals.
 
And I will make thee beds of roses,
And a thousand fragrant posies;        10
A cap of flowers, and a kirtle
Embroidered all with leaves of myrtle;
 
A gown made of the finest wool,
Which from our pretty lambs we pull;
Fair linèd slippers for the cold,        15
With buckles of the purest gold;
 
A belt of straw and ivy buds,
With coral clasps and amber studs:
And if these pleasures may thee move,
Come live with me, and be my love.        20
 
The shepherd swains shall dance and sing
For thy delight each May-morning:
If these delights thy mind may move,
Then live with me, and be my love.
 
 
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