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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)

    In blacke morne I, all feares scorne I,
    Loue hath forlorne me, liuing in thrall:
    260Hart is bleeding, all helpe needing,
    O cruell speeding, fraughted with gall.
    My shepheards pipe can sound no deale,
    My weathers bell rings dolefull knell,
    My curtaile dogge that wont to haue plaid,
    265Plaies not at all but seemes afraid.
    With sighes so deepe, procures to weepe,
    In howling wise, to see my dolefull plight,
    How sighes resound through hartles ground
    Like a thousand vanquisht men in blodie fight.