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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)

    FAire was the morne, when the faire Queene of loue,
    Paler for sorrow then her milke white Doue,
    For Adons sake, a youngster proud and wilde,
    120Her stand she takes vpon a steepe vp hill.
    Anon Adonis comes with horne and hounds,
    She silly Queene, with more then loues good will,
    Forbad the boy he should not passe those grounds,
    125Once (quoth she) did I see a faire sweet youth
    Here in these brakes, deepe wounded with a Boare,
    Deepe in the thigh a spectacle of ruth,
    Soe in my thigh (quoth she) here was the sore,
    She shewed hers, he saw more wounds then one,
    130 And blushing fled, and left her all alone.
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