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Pastoral Poems by Nicholas Breton,Selected Poetry by George Wither, andPastoral Poetry by William Browne (of Tavistock)

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Author: Nicholas Breton
Published: 1906
Language: English
Wordcount: 14,440 / 52 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.4
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 280
Added to site: 2007.07.07
mnybks.net#: 17547
Genre: Poetry
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lida the shepherds' queen,
And Corydon the swain.
Fair Phyllis is the shepherds' queen,
(Was never such a queen as she,)
And Corydon her only swain
(Was never such a swain as he):
Fair Phyllis hath the fairest face
That ever eye did yet behold,
And Corydon the constant'st faith
That ever yet kept flock in fold;
Sweet Phyllis is the sweetest sweet
That ever yet the earth did yield,
And Corydon the kindest swain
That ever yet kept lambs in field.
Sweet Philomel is Phyllis' bird,
Though Corydon be he that caught her,
And Corydon doth hear her sing,
Though Phyllida be she that taught her:
Poor Corydon doth keep the fields
Though Phyllida be she that owes them,
And Phyllida doth walk the meads,
Though Corydon be he that mows them:
The little lambs are Phyllis' love,
Though Corydon is he that feeds them,
The gardens fair are Phyllis' ground,
Though Corydon is he that weeds them.
Since then that Phyllis only is

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