The Faery Queene, Book VI. Colin Clout's Come Home Again. Virgil's Gnat. the Shepherd's Calendar
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1810 edition. Excerpt: ...ye jolly shepherds! to my song." With that they all 'gan throng about him near, With hungry ears to hear his harmony, The whiles their flocks, devoid of danger's fear, Did round about them feed at liberty. 55 " One day (quoth he) I sate (as was my trade) Under the foot of Mole, that mountain hore, Keeping my sheep amongst the cooly shade Of the green alders by the Mulla's shore; There a strange shepherd chaunc'd to find me out, .60 Whether allured with my pipe's delight, Whose pleasing sound yshrilled far about, Or thither led by chance, I know not right; Whom when I asked from what place he came, And how he hight? himself he did ycleep 65 The Shepherd of the Ocean by name, And said he came far from the main-sea deep.' He sitting me beside in that same shade, Provoked me to play some pleasant fit; And when he heard the musick which I made, 70 He found himself full greatly pleased at it; Yet, zemuling my pipe, he took in hond My pipe, before that aemuled of many, And plaid thereon, (for well that skill he cond) Himself as skilful in that art as any. 75 He pip'd, I sung; and when he sung I piped, By change of tuna each making other merry, Neither envying other, nor envied; So piped we until we both were weary." There interrupting him, a bonny swain, 80 That Cuddy hight, him thus atween bespake; " And should it not thy ready course restrain, I would request thee, Colin, for my sake, To tell what thou didst sing when he did play; For well I ween it worth recounting was, 85 ' Whether it were some hymn or moral lay, Or carol made to praise thy loved lass i" " Nor of my love, nor of my lass," quoth he, " I then did sing, as then occasion fell'; For love had me...
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