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  • The Passionate Shepherd to His Love

    From the New York Tribune, January 5, 1913.
     By Christopher Marlowe.
     Come, live with me and be my love,
     And we will all the pleasures prove
     That hills and valleys, dales and field
     And all the craggy mountains yield.
     There we will sit upon the rocks
     And see the shepherds feed their flocks
     By shallow rivers, to whose falls
     Melodious birds sing madrigals.
     There will I make thee beds of roses
     And a thousand fragrant posies,
     A cap of flowers and a kirtle
     Embroidered all with leaves of myrtle.
     A gown made of the finest wool,
     Which from our pretty lambs we pull,
     Fair lined slippers for the cold,
     With buckles of the purest gold.
     A belt of straw and ivy buds
     With coral clasps and amber studs;
     And if these pleasures may thee move
     Come, live with me and be my love.
     Thy silver dishes for thy meat
     As precious as the gods do eat
     Shall on an ivory table be
     Prepared each day for thee and me.
     The shepherd swains shall dance and sing
     For thy delight each May morning;
     If these delights thy mind may move,
     Then live with me and be my love.