Walter. Ralegh Poems
- Prais'D Be Diana's Fair And Ha...
- As You Came From The Holy Land 1 As you came from the ...
- The Passionate Man's Pilgrimag... 1 Give me my scallop ...
- The Nymph's Reply 1 If all the world and love were ...
- The Nymph's Reply To The Sheph... If all the world and love ...
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The Nymph's Reply
1 If all the world and love were young,
2 And truth in every shepherd's tongue,
3 These pretty pleasures might me move
4 To live with thee and be thy love.
5 Time drives the flocks from field to fold,
6 When rivers rage and rocks grow cold,
7 And Philomel becometh dumb;
8 The rest complains of cares to come.
9 The flowers do fade, and wanton fields
10 To wayward winter reckoning yields;
11 A honey tongue, a heart of gall,
12 Is fancy's spring, but sorrow's fall.
13 Thy gowns, thy shoes, thy beds of ...