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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...the pore swaine tainted his
cheeks with a vermillion die, yet thinking to carrie out the matter
with a iest, he stood to his tackling thus; Whosoeuer Samela
descanted of that loue, tolde you a Canterbury tale; some
propheticall full mouth that as he were a Coblers eldest sonne,
would by the laste tell where anothers shooe wrings, but his
sowterly aime was iust leuell, in thinking euerie looke was loue,
or euerie faire worde a pawne of loyaltie. Then, quoth Samela,
taking him at a rebound, neither may I thinke your glaunces to be
fancies, nor your greatest protestion any assurance of deepe
affection: therefore ceasing off to court any further at this time,
thinke you haue prooued your selfe atall souldier to continue so
long at batterie, and that I am a fauourable foe that haue
continued so long a parley; but I charge you by the loue you owe
your deerest Mistres, not to say any more as touching loue for this
time. If Samela, quoth hee, thou hadst enioyned me as Iuno did to
Hercules, most daungerous labours, I would haue discouered my loue
by obedience, and my affection by death: yet let me craue this,
that as I begunne with a Sonnet, so I may ende with a Madrigale.
Content Melicertus, quoth she, for none more than I loue Musique.
Upon this replie, the shepheard proud folowed this Dittie.
MEI.-ICERTU, S MADRIQALE., H at are my sheepe without their wonted
food P; What is my life except I gaine my Loue P /i; My sheepe
consume and faint for want of blood. I My life is lost vnlesse I
grace approue. N o flower that saplesse thriues: N o Turtle without
pheare The day without the Sunne dooth lowre for woe, Then woe mine
eyes vnlesse they beautie see.' My Sunne Samelas eyes, by whom I
know Wherein delight consists, where pleasures be. N ought more...
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