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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)

    When as thine eye hath chose the Dame,
    And stalde the deare that thou shouldst strike,
    Let reason rule things worthy blame,
    285As well as fancy (partyall might)
    Take counsell of some wiser head,
    Neither too young, nor yet vnwed.

    And when thou comst thy tale to tell,
    Smooth not thy toung with filed talke,
    290Least she some subtill practise smell,
    A Cripple soone can finde a halt,
    But plainly say thou loust her well,
    And set her person forth to sale.