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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Songs and Their Settings
When Daffodils Begin to Peer
By William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
 
From the ‘Winter’s Tale

Enter Autolycus, singing

WHEN daffodils begin to peer,—
  With, heigh! the doxy over the dale,—
Why, then comes in the sweet o’ the year;
  For the red blood reigns in the winter’s pale.
 
The white sheet bleaching on the hedge,—        5
  With, heigh! the sweet birds, oh, how they sing!—
Doth set my prigging tooth on edge;
  For a quart of ale is a dish for a king.
 
The lark, that tirra-lirra chants,
  With heigh! with heigh! the thrush and the jay,        10
Are summer songs for me and my aunts,
  While we lie tumbling in the hay.
 
 
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