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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)

    Good night, good rest, ah neither be my share,
    She bad good night, that kept my rest away,
    And daft me to a cabben hangde with care:
    185To descant on the doubts of my decay.
    Farewell (quoth she) and come againe to morrow
    Fare well I could not, for I supt with sorrow.

    Yet at my parting sweetly did she smile,
    In scorne or friendship, nill I conster whether:
    190'T may be she ioyd to ieast at my exile,
    'T may be againe, to make me wander thither.
    Wander (a word) for shadowes like my selfe,
    As take the paine but cannot plucke the pelfe.