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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)

    AS it fell vpon a Day,
    In the merry Month of May,
    Sitting in a pleasant shade,
    360Which a groue of Myrtles made,
    Beastes did leape, and Birds did sing,
    Trees did grow, and Plants did spring:
    Euery thing did banish mone,
    Saue the Nightingale alone.
    365Shee (poore Bird) as all forlorne,
    Leand her breast vp-till a thorne,
    And there sung the dolfulst Ditty,
    That to heare it was great Pitty,
    Fie, fie, fie, now would she cry
    370Teru, Teru, by and by: