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Even thus, (quoth she) he seized on my lips,

Were I with her, the night would post too soon ; And with her lips on his did act the seizure ; But now are minutes added to the hours ; And as she fetched breath, away he skips,

To spite me now, each minute seems a "moon : And would not take her meaning, nor her pleasure. Yet not for me, shine sun to succor flowers ! Ah ! that I had my lady at this bay,

Pack night, peep day, good day, of night now To kiss and clip me till I ran away!

borrow :


Short, night, lo-night, and length thyself to-mor-
Crabbed age and youth

Cannot live together;

It was a lording's daughter,
Youth is full of a pleasance,

The fairest one of three,
Age is full of care:

That liked of her master
Youth like summer morn,

As well as well might be,
Age like winter weather;

Till looking on an Englishman,
Youth like summer brave,

The fairest that eye could see,
Age like winter bare.

Her fancy fell a turning.
Youth is full of sport,

Long was the combat doubtful,
Age's breath is short;

That love with love did fight,
Youth is nimble, age is lame:

To leave the master loveless,
Youth is hot and bold,

Or kill the gallant knight :
Age is weak and cold;
Youth is wild, and age is tame.

To put in practice either,

Alas! it was a spite
Age, I do abhor thee,
Youth, I do adore thee;

Unto the silly damsel.
O, my love, my love is young !

But one must be refused,
Age, I do defy thee;

More mickle was the pain,
O, sweet shepherd! hie thee,

That nothing could be used,
For methinks thou stay'st too long.

To turn them both to gain ;
For of the two the trusty knight

Was wounded with disdain:
Beauty is but a vain and doubtful good,

Alas! she could not help it. A shining gloss that fadeth suddenly;

Thus art with arms contending A flower that dies, when first it 'gins to bud;

Was victor of the day, A brittle glass, that's broken presently :

Which by a gift of learning A doubtful good, a gloss, a glass, a flower,

Did bear the maid away; Lost, faded, broken, dead within an hour.

Then lullaby, the learned man And as goods lost are bgeld or never found,

Hath got the lady gay;
As faded gloss no rubbing will refresh;

For now my song is ended.
As flowers deud lie wither'd on the ground,
As broken glass no cement can redress;

So beauty blemish'd once, for ever lost,

On a day (olack the day!) In spite of physic, painting, pain, and cost.

Love, whose month was ever May,

Spied a blossom passing fuir,

Playing in the wanton air:
Good night, good rest. Ah! neither be my share:

Through the velvet leaves the wind,
She bade good night, that kept my rest away;
And daft'd me to a cabin hang'd with care,

All unseen, 'gan passage find;

That the lover (sick to death) To descant on the doubts of my decay.

Wish'd himself the heaven's breath. Farewell, quoth she, and come again to-morrow:

Air (quoth he) thy cheeks may blow; Fare well I could not, for I supp'd with sorrow.

Air, would I might triumph so! Yet at my parting sweetly did she smile,

But, alas ! my hand hath sworn In scorn or friendship, 'nill I construe whether :

Ne'er to pluck thee from thy thorn: 'T may be, she joy'd to jest at my exile,

Vow, alack! for youth unmeet: 'T may be, again to make me wander thither;

Youth, so apt to pluck a sweet. “ Wander," a word for shadows like thyself,

Thou for whom Jove would swear
As take the pain, but cannot pluck the pelf.

Juno but an Ethiop were;
And deny himself for Jove,

Turning mortal for thy love.
Lord, how mine eyes throw gazes to the east !
My heart doth charge the watch, the morning rise

Doth cite each moving sense from idle rest.

My flocks feed not,
Not daring trust the office of mine eyes,

My ewes breed not,
While Philomela sits and sings, I sit and mark,
And wish her lays were tuned like the lark;

"A moon," i. e., a month. - This is the first piece in the For she doth welcome day-light with her ditty,

division of "The Passionate Pilgrim," 1599, called, "Sonnets

to sundry Notes of Music." This poem, in a more com. And drives away dark dismal-dreaming night:

plete state, may be seen in “Love's Labor's Lost." The The night so pack’d, I post unto my pretty; poem is also printed in “England's Helicon," a miscellany Heart hath his hope, and eyes their wished sight; of poetry, firet published in 1600, where" W. Shakespeare'. Sorrow chang'd to solace, solace mix'd with sor- is appended to it. -6 1n “England's Helicon," 1600. this row;


poem immediately follows "On a day (alack the day !)" but

it is there entitled, “ The unknown Shepherd's Complaint," For why ? she sigh'd, and bade me come to-mor- and it is subscribed Ignoto. Hence, we may suppose that

the compiler of that collection knew that it was not by "Pleasance," i. e., gayety.— Seld for seldom. -_-"Nill I," Shakesprare, although it had been attributed to himn in “The Le., I will not

Passionate Pilgrim," of the year preceding.



My rams speed not,

All is amiss :
Love is dying,
Faith's defying,
Heart's denying,

Causer of this.
All my merry jigs are quite forgot,
All my lady's love is lost (God wot):
Where her faith was firmly fix'd in love,
There a nay is plac'd without remove.
One silly cross
Wrought all my loss:

O frowning Fortune, cursed, fickle dame!
For now I see

More in women than in men remain.
In black mouin I,
All fears scorn I,
Love hath forlorn me,

Living in thrall:
Heart is bleeding,
All help needing,
O cruel speeding !
a Fraughted with gall!
My shepherd's pipe can sound no b deal,
My wether's bell rings doleful knell;
My curtail dog that wont to have play'd,
Plays not at all, but seems afruid ;
My sighs so deep,
Procure to weep,

In howling-wise, to see my doleful plight.
How sighs resound
Through heartless ground,

Like a thousand vanquish'd men in bloody
Clear wells spring not,
Sweet birds sing not,
Green plants bring not

Forth their dye;
Herds stand weeping,
Flocks all sleeping,
Nymphs back peeping

All our pleasure known to us poor swains,
All our merry meetings on the plains,
All our evening sport from us is fled;
All our love is lost, for love is dead.
Farewell, sweet lass,
Thy like ne'er was

For a sweet content, the cause of all my moan
Poor Coridon
Must live alone,

Other help for him I see that there is none.

And twice desire, ere it be day,

That which with scorn she put away. What though she strive to try her strength, And ban and brawl, and say thee nay, Her feeble force will yield at length, When craft hath laught her thus to say,

“ Had women been so strong as men,

In fuith you had not had it then."
And to her will frame all thy ways:
Spare not to spend, and chiefly there
Where thy desert may merit praise,
By ringing in thy lady's ear:

The strongest castle, tower, and towe,
The golden bullet beuta it down.
Serve always with assured trust,
And in thy suit be humble, true;
Unless thy lady prove unjust,
Seek never thou to choose a new.

When time shall serve, be thou not slack

To proffer, though slie put thee back. The wiles and guiles that women work, Dissembled with an outward show, The tricks and toys that in them lurk, The cock that treads them shall not know.

Have you not heard it said full oft,

A woman's nay doth stand for pooght?
Think, women still to strive with men
To sin, and never for to saint:
There is no heaven; be holy then,
When time with age shall them attaint

Were kisses all the joys in bed,

One woman would another wed.
But soft! enough,—too much, I fear;
Lest that my mistress hear my song,
She will not stick to warm my ear,
To teach my tongue to be so long :

Yet will she blush, here be it said,
To hear her secrets so bewray'd.

Live with me and be my love,
And we will all the pleasures prove,
That hills and valleys, dales and fields,
And the craggy mountain yields.
There will we sit upon the rocks,
And see the shepherds feed their flocks
By shallow rivers, to whose falls
Melodious birds sing madrigals.
There will I make thee a bed of roses,
With a thousand fragrant posies;
A cap of flowers, and a kirtle
Embroider'd all with leaves of myrtle.
A belt of straw and ivy buds,
With coral clasps and amber studs;
And if these pleasures may thee move,
Then, live with me and be my love.

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When as thine eye hath chose the dame,
And stallid the deer that thou shouldst strike,
Let reason rule things worthy blame,
As well as partial fancy like:

Take counsel of some wiser head,

Neither too young, nor yet unwed.
And when thou com’st thy tole to tell,
Smooth not thy tongue with filed talk,
Lest she some subtle practice smell;
A cripple soon can find a halt:

But plainly say thou lov'st her well,

And set thy person forth to sell.
What though her frowning brows be bent,
Her cloudy looks will clear ere night;
And then too late she will repent
That ihus dissembled her delight;

Love's ANSWER. If that the world and love were young, And truth in every shepherd's tongue, These pretty pleasures might me move, To live with thee and be thy love.

• This poem, here incomplete, and what is called "Love's Anewer,” still more imperfect, belong to Christopher Mar. lowe and Sir Walter Raleigh : the first is assigned by name to Marlowe, in “ England's Helicon," 1600, and the la-i ap pears in the same collection, under the name of Ignoto, which was a signature sometimes adopted by Sir Walter Raleigh.

1" Fraughted," i. e., filled._" No deal," i. e., no part

XXI." As it fell upon a day In the merry month of May, Sirring in a pleasant shade, Which o grove of myrtles made, Beasts did leap and birds did sing, Trees diil grow and plants did spring; Every thing did banish moan, Save the nightingale alone: She, poor bird, as all forlorn, Lean'l her breast up-till a thorn, And there sung the dolefull'st ditty, Thot to hear it was great pity. Fie, fie, fie! now would she cry; Tereu, Tereu! by and by; That to bear her so complain Scarce I could from tears refrain, For lier griess, so lively shown, Made me think upon mine own. Ah! thought I, thou mouin'st in vain, None takes pity on thy pain : Seuseless trees they cannot hear thee, Ruthless bears they will not cheer thee. King Pandion he is dead, All thy friends are lapp'd in lead, All thy fellow birds do sing, Careless of thy sorrowing.

XXII. Whilst as lickle fortune smil'd, Thou and I were both beguil'd: Every one that Natters thee Is no friend in misery. Words are ensy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find : Every man will be thy friend, Whilst thou hast wherewith to spend; But if store of crowns be scant, No man will supply thy want. If that one be prodigal, Bountiful they will him call, And with such like Nattering, Pily but he were a king. If he be addict to vice, Quickly bim they will entice: If to women he be bent, They live him at commandement; But if fortune once do frown, Then, farewell his great renown: They that fawn'd on him before Use his company no more. He that is thiy friend indeed He will lielp thee in thy need : If thou sorrow, he will weep; If thou wake, he cannot sleep: Thus of every grief in heart, He with thee does bear a part. These are certain signs to know Faithful friend from flattering foe.

But thou shrieking harbinger,
Foul 4 pre-currer of the fiend,
Augur of the fever's end,
To this troop come tliou not near.
From this session interdict
Every fowl of tyrant wing,
Save the eagle, sealher'd king:
Keep the obsequy so strict.
Let the priest in surplice white,
That defunctive music can,
Be the death-divining swan,
Lest the requiem lack lis right.
And thou, treble-dated crow,
That thy sable gender mak'st
With the breath thou giv'st and tak'st,
'Mongst our mourners shalt thou go.
Here the anthem doth commence:
Love and constancy is dead;
Phænix and the turtle fled
In a mutual fame from hence.
So they lov’d, as love in twain
Had the essence but in one;
Two distincts, division none:
Number there in love was slain.
Hearts remote, yet not asunder;
Distance, and no space was seen
'Twixt the turile and his queen:
But in them it were a wonder.
So between them love did shine,
That the turtle saw his right
Flaming in the Phænix' sight:
Either was the other's mine.
Property was thus appallid,
That the self was not the same;
Single nature's double name
Neither two nor one was call'd.
Reason, in itself confounded,
Saw division grow together ;
To themselves yet either neither,
Simple were so well compounded;
That it cry'd, how true a twain
Seemeth this concordant one
Love hath reason, reason none,
If what parts can so remain.
Whereupon it made this threne,
To the Phænix and the dove,
Co-supremes and stars of love,
As chorus to their tragic scene.

Beauty, truth, and rarity,
Grace in all simplicity,
Here inclos'd in cinders lie.
Death is now the Phænix' nest;
And the turtle's loyal breast
To eternity doth rest.
Leaving no posterity :
'T was not their infirmity,
It was married chastity.
Trutlı may seem, but cannot be ;
Beauty brag, but 't is not she;
Truth and beauty buried be.
To this urn let those repair
That are either true or fair ;
For these dead birds sigh a prayer.

THE PHENIX AND TURTLE.C Let the bird of loudest lay, On the sole Arabian tice, Herald sad and trumpet be, To whose sound cliaste wings obey.


a This poem is contained in R, Barnficld's “Encomion of Lady Pecunia," 1598, and reprinted as his, in 1605.-- This is the last poem in "The Passionate Pilgrim," 1599. It is a separate production, both in subject and place, with a divis. ion betwecn it and Barnfield's poem, which precedes it.• This poem is printed, ns we have given it, with the name of Shakespeare, in Robert Chester's "Love's Martyr, or Rosalin's Complaint," 1601.

d“ Pre-currer," i. e., forerunner -- Threne," i.e., lamer tation.-" "Threnos," I. e., song of lamentation.

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The figures to the right of the columns indicate the pages of the book, and the parallel figures correspond with those in the

text. The abbreviation f. e." is used to designate former editions.



17.-2. “Noble," in f. e. "Holy."

29.-3. "Ladder," &c., not in f. e. 1.--). "right," in f. e. "rightful."

3. "flow,"in f. e. "show."

31.-1. "slip," in f. e. "sleep." 2. Wa Ship at Sea," in f. e. “the Sea,

"servant," in f. e. "sir."

2. "running," not in f.e.
with a Ship."
6. "e'er," in f. e. "or.'

3. f. e, add: "PROTEUS behind.' 3. "heard," not in f. e.

6. in f. e. the period after "couch" is 4. "Enter PROTEUS," not in f. e. 4. ax on shipboard," &c, not in f. e.


6. "sure," in f. e. "some." 5. "from the cabin, not in f. e.

7. "(Alired," &c., not in f. e.

32.-1. "wean," in f. e. "weed." 6. "8, not in f. e. 8. "devil,” in f. e. "trifle."

2. "when," in f. e. "where." 2.-1. heat," in f. e. "cheek."

9. "thy." in f. e. "my."

3. “strict," in f. e. "such." 2. robe," in f. e. mantle," 10. "faults," in f. e. "fault."

4. "Thry," &c., not in f. e. 3. "prevision," in f. e. "provision." 18.-1. “PROSPERO draws a curtain," in 33.-1. "cave," in f. e. "crews.” 4. "Sits doon," not in f. e.

f. e. " The entrance of the cell 2. "ar j'ree,in f. e. " ja she." 5. "thou," in i. e. "and."


3. "[Music, &c., not in f. e. 6. " And," in f. e. "A." 19.-1. “ with all," In f. e. "without."

4. "not," not in f. e. 3.-1. "loaded," in f. e. "lorded."

2. f. e. add Ereunt."

34.-1. "," pot in f. e. 2. "to untruth," in f. e. "unto truth." 3. "Exeunt onines," not in f. e.

2. "abhors," in f. e. "abhorr'd." 3. "practise,” in f. e. "purpose."

3. this line is not in f. e. 4. (Puts on," &c. not in f. e.

4. "do,'" not in f. e. 4.-1, "all," in f. e. "are."

35.-1. "cur," pot in f. e.. 2. "float," in f. e. "flote."

THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA. 2. "a hangman boy," in f. e. "the 3. "a" in f. e. "the."

hangman's boys." 5.-l. "a like," in f. e. "like a." 2.-1. “THE," not in f. e.

3. "so please you to," in f. e. "please · 2. "(Waking," not in f. e. 2. "The two Gentlemen," in f. e.

you." 3. "canı'st here first," in f. e. "camest

** Gentlemen of Verona."

4, 5, 6. "[Giving," &c., not in f. e. first." 3. "of," in f. e." for."


green as grass," in f. e. "grey as 4. "Music above," not in f. e. 4. "the like," in f. e. “Servant."

glass." 6.-1. "(Seeing her," not in f. e.

5. f. e. add, in Milan."

2."Jarge," not in f. e. 2. “Kneels," not in f. e. 6. “with Valentine," not in f. e.

3. "angrily," not in f. e. 3. "Rises," not in f. e.

7. "Julia, beloved of," inf, e.""JULIA, 4. "her," in f. e. " it." 4. "master," inf. e. "masters."

a lady of Verona, beloved by." 5. "in haste," not in f. e. 7.-1. "Which, or he,” in f. e." Which of 8. "Silvia, beloved of," in f. e. "SIL. 6. " Draring," &c., not in f. e. them, he."

VIA, the Duke's Daughter, beloved 7. "These shadowy, desert, upfrequent. 2. "as," in f. e. "at."

ed woods," inf. e. "This shadowy 3. "should," in f. e. "she'd." 9. “but," in f. e. "for."

desert, unfrequented woods." 8.-1. "peddle-seed,” in f. e. "nettle- 21.-1. [Giving,&c., not in f. e.

37.-1. "too," in f. e. ** 80."
2. "better,'' not in f. e.

2. [Shouls," not in f. e.
2. "above," not in f. e.
3. "to her," not in f. e.

3."my rude," in f. e. "are my:'. 3. f. e, add "Exit ARIEL." 4. "you her," inf. e. "your."

4. "I Withdraus," in f. e. [Steps 1. " for," in P. e. "from." 5. "(Erit," not in f. e.

aside." 9.--1. "what's," inf. e. "what."

6. " (Exit," in f. e. "(Exeunt."

5. “having," in f. e. "I have." 2. " ARIEL descends inrisible," in f. e. 7. "Mercutio," in f. e." Mercatio."

6. "(Coming forward),” not in f. e. * Re-enter ARIEL, inrisible." 8. "A loving,'' in f. e. "on lovely."

7. "dared I to," in f. e. "I dare not." 3. "thus," in f. e. "this." 22.-1. "[Gires a letter," not in f. e.

8. "my foes," in f. e. “foes, that." 4. "not," in f. e. "nor." 2."(Gioes it back," not in f. e.

9. "desperate guilt at once," in f. e. 5. "[Seeing CALIBAN," not in f. e. 3. (Drops the letter," &c., not in f. e.

"guilt." 10.-1. "drench," in f, e. dregs."

4. "(Snitching," &c., not in f. e.

10. "This," in f. e. “Why this." 2. “[CALIBAN drinks," not in f. e.

5. "and throics it down, not in f. e. 11. "(Discovering herself, not in f. e. 3. " Kuerls," not in l. e.

6. "pleas'd better," in f. e. "best 38.-1. "Milano," in f. e. Verona." 4. “[CALIBAN lies down," not in f. e.


2. "conclude," in f. e. "include." 11.-1. “scamels," in f. e. "sea-mells."

7. " name, "in f. e. "pames."

3. "stripling," not in f. e. 2. “trencher," in f. e. "trenchering." 8. "unto," in f. e. "to."

4. " Valentine," not in f. e. 3. “ blest," in f. e. " least."

9. "see what sights you think," in f.e. 5. "love's discoverer," in f. e. "loves 4. "behind," in f. e. "at a distance."

"say what sights you see."

discovered," 5. "A sile," not in f. e. 23.-1. "not sering," &c., not in l. e.

6. “Our day of marriage shall be yours 6. "(To herself," not in f. e. 2. "(Kissing, &c., not in f. e.

no less," in f. e. "That done, our 7. "aught," in f. e. "what." 3. "and," in f.e, "to."

day of marriage shall be yours," 8. "(Aide," not in f. e.

4. "(Putting it up,

not in f. e. 12.-1. "Kneelx,'' not in f. e.

6. "Valentino," inf. e. "* Valentinus." 2."(Risex, not in f. e.

6, 7, 8. "hath," in f. e. "had.” 3. "(CALIBAN kneels," not in f. e.

9. go," not in f. e. 4. "then," in f. e. "there." 24.-1. "be," not in f. e.

THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR. 13.-1. "gestures,” in f. e. gesture."

2. (Giring a paper," not in f. e. 2. "sounds," in f. e. "sound."

3. "(Giring it back, not in f. e.

39.-1. “THE," not in f. e. 3. in f. e. "Sceing Alox., SEB., foc. 25.-1. f. e. insert here: 'Giving a ring." 2. “JOHN," not in f. e. draw their scords," is bere in- 2. “[Exchange rings," not in f. e.

3. “ANNE," in f. e. “MRS. ARXE.” serted. 3. "his," in P. e. a."

40.-1. f. e. insert here, Enter PAGE." 4. "LALON,, SEB., &-c." not in f. e. 4. “wild," in f. e. “wood."

2. "[Abore," &c., not in f. e. 14.-). " labore)" in f. e. "[Aride)." 5. "'twill," in f. e." I'll."

3. "Enter PAGE, not in f. e. 2. "tilled," in f. e. "lilied." 26.-1. “wealth," in f. e.“ worth."

4. “Cotsold," in f. e. “Cotsall." 3. "brown," in f. e. "broom."

2. “you ont," in f. e. "out you." 41,-1, "and Mistress FORD," &c., in f. e. 15.-1. "[Juno descends slowly," not in f. e. 3. “Re-enter," in f. e. "Enter."

"Mistress FORD and Mistress 2. "short.graz'd," in f. e. "short- 4. "summer-smelling," in l. e. sum

PAGE following." grass'd."


2. “[Folloicing," &c., not in f. e. 3. in f.e. Cercs here takes up the song. 27.-1. "own, or Valentino's," in f. e. "eye, 3. "demand," in f. e. "command." 4. " Rain," in f. e. "Spring.''

or Valentinus'."

4. "[Dogs bark," not in f. e. 5. "sedge," in f. e. "sedged."

2. "80,"' not in f. e.

42.-1. "minim's," in f. e. "minute's.” 16.-1. "sking," in f. e. "shing."

3. “I have," in f. e. "thou hast."

2. "craves," in f. e. "carves." 2. f. e. have but this: "PROSPERO and 4. "to," in f. e. "in."

3. "well," in f. e. “ will."
ARIEL remitin unsren."
28.-1. "wide," in f. e. wild."

4. "a legion," in f. e. "legions." 3. "(Secing," &c., not f. e. 2. loving," in ., e. longing."

5. "beauty," in f. e. "bounty." 4. "Cries, &c., not in f. e. 29.-1. " in his cloak," not in f. e.

6. "the" in f. e. "this." 17.-1. "green-sward," in f. e. green- 2. “ lady in Milano," in f. e. "lady, sir, 7. f. e. insert here, "in my head." sour."

in Milan,"

8. stars," in f. e, "star.

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