Nicholas Breton Poems
|2.||Invective: The Hate Of Treason||10/25/2014|
|4.||Astrophel's Song Of Phyllida And Corydon||4/21/2010|
|5.||A Sweet Contention Between Love, His Mistress, And Beauty||4/21/2010|
|7.||Who Can Live In Heart So Glad||4/21/2010|
|8.||A Pastoral Of Phyllis And Corydon||4/21/2010|
|9.||A Sweet Lullaby||4/21/2010|
|10.||A Report Song In A Dream, Between A Shepherd And His Nymph||4/21/2010|
|12.||The Passionate Shepherd||1/1/2004|
|13.||Corydon's Supplication To Phyllis||4/21/2010|
|14.||Another Of The Same (A Report Song In A Dream)||4/21/2010|
|15.||A Cradle Song, The Arbor Of Amorous Devices, 1593-4||1/4/2003|
|18.||A Quarrel With Love||4/21/2010|
|19.||A Sweet Pastoral||4/21/2010|
|20.||Phillida And Coridon||1/4/2003|
|22.||Pretty Twinkling Starry Eyes||4/21/2010|
|23.||An Odd Conceit||4/21/2010|
|24.||A Shepherd's Dream||4/21/2010|
|25.||Aglaia: A Pastoral||4/21/2010|
Aglaia: A Pastoral
Sylvan Muses, can ye sing
Of the beauty of the Spring?
Have ye seen on earth that sun
That a heavenly course hath run?
Have ye lived to see those eyes
Where the pride of beauty lies?
Have ye heard that heavenly voice
That may make Love's heart rejoice?
Have ye seen Aglaia, she
Whom the world may joy to see?
If ye have not seen all these,
Then ye do but labour leese;
While ye tune your pipes to play
But an idle roundelay;
And in sad Discomfort's den
Everyone go bite her pen;
That she cannot reach the skill
How to climb that blessed ...
Sweet birds! that sit and sing among the shady valleys,
And see how sweetly Phyllis walks amid her garden alleys,
Go round about her bower, and sing as ye are bidden:
To her is only known his faith that from the world is hidden,
And she among you all that hath the sweetest voice,
Go chirp of him that never told, yet never changed, his voice.
And not forget his faith that lived forever loved
Yet never made his fancy known, nor ever favor moved;