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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)

    SCarse had the Sunne dride vp the deawy morne,
    And scarse the heard gone to the hedge for shade:
    When Cytherea (all in Loue forlorne)
    A longing tariance for Adonis made
    75Vnder an Osyer growing by a brooke,
    A brooke, where Adon vsde to coole his spleene:
    Hot was the day, she hotter that did looke
    For his approch, that often there had beene.
    Anon he comes, and throwes his Mantle by,
    80And stood starke naked on the brookes greene brim:
    The Sunne look't on the world with glorious eie,
    Yet not so wistly, as this Queene on him:
    He spying her, bounst in (whereas he stood)
    Oh IOVE (quoth she) why was not I a flood?