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  • Title: The Passionate Pilgrim (Octavo, 1599)
  • Editor: Hardy M. Cook
  • ISBN: 978-1-55058-411-0

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    Author: William Shakespeare
    Editor: Hardy M. Cook
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    The Passionate Pilgrim (Octavo, 1599)

    Lord how mine eies throw gazes to the East,
    195My hart doth charge the watch, the morning rise
    Doth scite each mouing scence from idle rest,
    Not daring trust the office of mine eies.
    While Philomela sits and sings, I sit and mark,
    And with her layes were tuned like the larke.

    200For she doth welcome daylight with her dittie,
    And driues away darke dreaming night:
    The night so packt, I post vnto my pretty,
    Hart hath his hope, and eies their wished sight,
    Sorrow changd to solace, and solace mixt with sorrow,
    205For why, she sight, and bad me come to morrow.