Internet Shakespeare Editions

Author: William Shakespeare
Editor: Hardy M. Cook
Not Peer Reviewed

The Passionate Pilgrim (Octavo, 1599)

AS it fell vpon a Day,
In the merry Month of May,
Sitting in a pleasant shade,
360Which a groue of Myrtles made,
Beastes did leape, and Birds did sing,
Trees did grow, and Plants did spring:
Euery thing did banish mone,
Saue the Nightingale alone.
365Shee (poore Bird) as all forlorne,
Leand her breast vp-till a thorne,
And there sung the dolfulst Ditty,
That to heare it was great Pitty,
Fie, fie, fie, now would she cry
370Teru, Teru, by and by: