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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)

    If he be addict to vice,
    Quickly him, they will intice.
    If to Women hee be bent,
    400They haue at Commaundement.
    But if Fortune once doe frowne,
    Then farewell his great renowne:
    They that fawnd on him before.
    Vse his company no more.
    405Hee that is thy friend indeede,
    Hee will helpe thee in thy neede:
    If thou sorrow, he will weepe:
    If thou wake, hee cannot sleepe:
    Thus of euery griefe, in hart
    410Hee, with thee, doeth beare a part.
    These are certaine signes, to know
    Faithfull friend, from flatt'ring foe.