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The Golden Treasury

Selected from the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language and arranged with Notes

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1902
Language: English
Wordcount: 87,944 / 290 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 91.1
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 831
Added to site: 2010.05.15
mnybks.net#: 27748
Genre: Poetry
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VII

_THE PASSIONATE SHEPHERD TO HIS LOVE_

Come live with me and be my Love,
And we will all the pleasures prove
That hills and valleys, dale and field,
And all the craggy mountains yield.

There will we 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
Embroider'd all with leaves of myrtle.

A gown made of the finest wool,
Which from our pretty lambs we pull,
Fair linéd 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 an

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