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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)

    MY flocks feede not, my Ewes breed not,
    My Rams speed not, all is amis:
    Loue is dying, Faithes defying,
    Harts nenying, causer of this.
    250All my merry Iigges are quite forgot,
    All my Ladies loue is lost (god wot)
    Where her faith was firmely fixt in loue,
    There a nay is plac't without remoue.
    One silly crosse, wrought all my losse,
    255 O frowning fortune cursed fickle dame,
    For now I see, inconstancy,
    More in wowen then in men remaine.