The Golden Treasury

Of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language

Author: Various Authors
Published: 1861
Language: English
Wordcount: 76,230 / 247 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 87.9
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,149
Added to site: 2006.09.10
mnybks.net#: 14554
Genre: Poetry
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ry 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.

C. MARLOWE.

6. A MADRIGAL.

Crabbed Age and Youth
Cannot live together:
Youth is full of pleasance,
Age is full of care;
Youth like summer morn,
Age like winter weather;
Youth like summer brave,
Age like winter bare:
Youth is full of sport,
Age's breath is short,
Youth is nimble, Age is lame:
Youth is hot and bold,
Age is weak and cold;
Youth is wild, and Age is tame:--
Age, I do abhor thee,
Youth, I do adore thee;
O! my Love, my Love is young!
Age, I do defy thee--
O, sweet shepherd, hie thee,
For methinks thou stay'st too long.

W. SHAKESPEARE.

7.

Under the greenwood tree
Who loves to lie with me,
And tune his merry note

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