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Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900.
William Shakespeare. 1564–1616
127. Fairy Land
OVER hill, over dale, 
    Thorough bush, thorough brier, 
  Over park, over pale, 
    Thorough flood, thorough fire, 
    I do wander everywhere,         5
    Swifter than the moonè's sphere; 
    And I serve the fairy queen, 
    To dew her orbs upon the green: 
    The cowslips tall her pensioners be; 
    In their gold coats spots you see;  10
    Those be rubies, fairy favours, 
    In those freckles live their savours: 
  I must go seek some dew-drops here, 
And hang a pearl in every cowslip's ear. 
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