The Passionate Pilgrim
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I PP.1
WHen my Loue sweares that she is made of truth, When my love swears that she is made of truth,  PP.1.1
I doe beleeue her (though I know she lies) I do believe her, though I know she lies,  PP.1.2
That she might thinke me some vntutor'd youth, That she might think me some untutored youth, untutored (adj.)
old form: vntutor'd
badly brought up, untaught, inexperienced
PP.1.3
Vnskilfull in the worlds false forgeries. Unskilful in the world's false forgeries. false (adj.)treacherous, traitorous, perfidiousPP.1.4
forgery (n.)fictitious account, invention, fabrication
Thus vainly thinking that she thinkes me young, Thus vainly thinking that she thinks me young,  PP.1.5
Although I know my yeares be past the best: Although I know my years be past the best,  PP.1.6
I smiling, credite her false speaking toung, I smiling credit her false-speaking tongue,  PP.1.7
Outfacing faults in Loue, with loues ill rest. Outfacing faults in love with love's ill rest. ill (adj.)poor, inadequate, miserablePP.1.8
outface (v.)defy, intimidate, overcome by confronting
But wherefore sayes my Loue that she is young? But wherefore says my love that she is young?  PP.1.9
And wherefore say not I, that I am old? And wherefore say not I that I am old?  PP.1.10
O, Loues best habite is a soothing toung, O, love's best habit is a soothing tongue, habit (n.)
old form: habite
dress, clothing, costume
PP.1.11
soothing (adj.)flattering, sweet-talking
And Age (in Loue) loues not to haue yeares told. And age, in love loves not to have years told. tell (v.)count out, number, itemizePP.1.12
Therfore Ile lye with Loue, and Loue with me, Therefore I'll lie with love, and love with me,  PP.1.13
Since that our faults in Loue thus smother'd be. Since that our faults in love thus smothered be.  PP.1.14
II  PP.2
TWo Loues I haue, of Comfort, and Despaire, Two loves I have, of comfort and despair,  PP.2.1
That like two Spirits, do suggest me still: That like two spirits do suggest me still; still (adv.)constantly, always, continuallyPP.2.2
suggest (v.)tempt, prompt, incite
My better Angell is a Man (right faire) My better angel is a man right fair,  PP.2.3
My worser spirite a Woman (colour'd ill.) My worser spirit a woman coloured ill. ill (adv.)badly, adversely, unfavourablyPP.2.4
To winne me soone to hell, my Female euill To win me soon to hell, my female evil  PP.2.5
Tempteth my better Angell from my side, Tempteth my better angel from my side,  PP.2.6
And would corrupt my Saint to be a Diuell, And would corrupt my saint to be a devil,  PP.2.7
Wooing his purity with her faire pride. Wooing his purity with her fair pride.  PP.2.8
And whether that my Angell be turnde feend, And whether that my angel be turned fiend,  PP.2.9
Suspect I may (yet not directly tell: Suspect I may, yet not directly tell; directly (adv.)exactly, rightly, entirelyPP.2.10
For being both to me: both, to each friend, For being both to me, both to each friend,  PP.2.11
I ghesse one Angell in anothers hell: I guess one angel in another's hell.  PP.2.12
The truth I shall not know, but liue in doubt, The truth I shall not know, but live in doubt,  PP.2.13
Till my bad Angell fire my good one out. Till my bad angel fire my good one out. fire hence / out (v.)drive away by firePP.2.14
III  PP.3
DId not the heauenly Rhetorike of thine eie, Did not the heavenly rhetoric of thine eye,  PP.3.1
Gainst whom the world could not hold argumet, 'Gainst whom the world could not hold argument,  PP.3.2
Perswade my hart to this false periurie: Persuade my heart to this false perjury? false (adj.)treacherous, traitorous, perfidiousPP.3.3
Vowes for thee broke deserue not punishment. Vows for thee broke deserve not punishment.  PP.3.4
A woman I forswore: but I will proue A woman I forswore; but I will prove,  PP.3.5
Thou being a Goddesse, I forswore not thee: Thou being a goddess, I forswore not thee:  PP.3.6
My vow was earthly, thou a heauenly loue, My vow was earthly, thou a heavenly love;  PP.3.7
Thy grace being gainde, cures all disgrace in me. Thy grace being gained cures all disgrace in me.  PP.3.8
My vow was breath, and breath a vapor is, My vow was breath, and breath a vapour is;  PP.3.9
Then thou faire Sun, that on this earth doth shine, Then, thou fair sun, that on this earth doth shine,  PP.3.10
Exhale this vapor vow, in thee it is: Exhal'st this vapour vow; in thee it is:  PP.3.11
If broken, then it is no fault of mine. If broken, then it is no fault of mine.  PP.3.12
If by me broke, what foole is not so wise If by me broke, what fool is not so wise  PP.3.13
To breake an Oath, to win a Paradise? To break an oath, to win a paradise?  PP.3.14
IV  PP.4
SWeet Cytherea, sitting by a Brooke, Sweet Cytherea, sitting by a brook  PP.4.1
With young Adonis, louely, fresh and greene, With young Adonis, lovely, fresh and green, green (adj.)
old form: greene
youthful, inexperienced, immature
PP.4.2
Adonis (n.)[pron: a'dohnis] handsome young man loved by Aphrodite (Greek goddess of sexual love) or (in Roman mythology) Venus
Did court the Lad with many a louely looke, Did court the lad with many a lovely look, lovely (adj.)
old form: louely
loving, amorous
PP.4.3
Such lookes as none could looke but beauties queen. Such looks as none could look but beauty's queen.  PP.4.4
She told him stories, to delight his eares: She told him stories to delight his ear;  PP.4.5
She shew'd him fauors, to allure his eie: She showed him favors to allure his eye;  PP.4.6
To win his hart, she toucht him here and there, To win his heart, she touched him here and there;  PP.4.7
Touches so soft still conquer chastitie. Touches so soft still conquer chastity. still (adv.)constantly, always, continuallyPP.4.8
But whether vnripe yeares did want conceit, But whether unripe years did want conceit, conceit (n.)understanding, intelligence, apprehensionPP.4.9
unripe (adj.)
old form: vnripe
immature, youthful, inexperienced
want (v.)fall short [of], be deficient [in]
Or he refusde to take her figured proffer, Or he refused to take her figured proffer, take (v.)take in, comprehend, understandPP.4.10
proffer (n.)offer, proposal, proposition
figured (adj.)signalled, indicated by gestures
The tender nibler would not touch the bait, The tender nibbler would not touch the bait,  PP.4.11
But smile, and ieast, at euery gentle offer: But smile and jest at every gentle offer: gentle (adj.)courteous, friendly, kindPP.4.12
Then fell she on her backe, faire queen, & toward Then fell she on her back, fair queen, and toward: toward (adj.)docile, compliant, obligingPP.4.13
He rose and ran away, ah foole too froward. He rose and ran away – ah, fool too froward. froward (adj.)perverse, obstinate, wilful, ungovernablePP.4.14
V PP.5
IF Loue make me forsworn, how shal I swere to loue? If love make me forsworn, how shall I swear to love? forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forsworeswear falsely, perjure [oneself], break one's wordPP.5.1
O, neuer faith could hold, if not to beauty vowed: O never faith could hold, if not to beauty vowed:  PP.5.2
Though to my selfe forsworn, to thee Ile constant proue, Though to myself forsworn, to thee I'll constant prove;  PP.5.3
those thoghts to me like Okes, to thee like Osiers bowed. Those thoughts, to me like oaks, to thee like osiers bowed. osier (n.)willowPP.5.4
Studdy his byas leaues, and makes his booke thine eies, Study his bias leaves, and makes his book thine eyes,  PP.5.5
where all those pleasures liue, that Art can comprehend: Where all those pleasures live that art can comprehend.  PP.5.6
If knowledge be the marke, to know thee shall suffice: If knowledge be the mark, to know thee shall suffice;  PP.5.7
Wel learned is that toung that well can thee commend, Well learned is that tongue that well can thee commend: commend (v.)praise, admire, extolPP.5.8
All ignorant that soule, that sees thee without wonder, All ignorant that soul that sees thee without wonder;  PP.5.9
Which is to me some praise, that I thy parts admyre: Which is to me some praise, that I thy parts admire. part (n.)quality, attribute, gift, accomplishment [of mind or body]PP.5.10
Thine eye Ioues lightning seems, thy voice his dreadfull thunder Thine eye Jove's lightning seems, thy voice his dreadful thunder, Jove (n.)[pron: johv] alternative name for Jupiter, the Roman supreme godPP.5.11
which (not to anger bent) is musick & sweet fire Which, not to anger bent, is music and sweet fire.  PP.5.12
Celestiall as thou art, O, do not loue that wrong: Celestial as thou art, O do not love that wrong,  PP.5.13
To sing heauens praise, with such an earthly toung. To sing heaven's praise with such an earthly tongue.  PP.5.14
VI  PP.6
SCarse had the Sunne dride vp the deawy morne, Scarce had the sun dried up the dewy morn, morn (n.)
old form: morne
morning, dawn
PP.6.1
And scarse the heard gone to the hedge for shade: And scarce the herd gone to the hedge for shade,  PP.6.2
When Cytherea (all in Loue forlorne) When Cytherea, all in love forlorn,  PP.6.3
A longing tariance for Adonis made A longing tarriance for Adonis made tarriance (n.)
old form: tariance
waiting, abiding
PP.6.4
Adonis (n.)[pron: a'dohnis] handsome young man loved by Aphrodite (Greek goddess of sexual love) or (in Roman mythology) Venus
Vnder an Osyer growing by a brooke, Under an osier growing by a brook, osier (n.)
old form: Osyer
willow
PP.6.5
A brooke, where Adon vsde to coole his spleene: A brook where Adon used to cool his spleen: spleen (n.)
old form: spleene
temper, spirit, passion [part of the body seen as the source of both gloomy and mirthful emotions]
PP.6.6
Adon (n.)[pron: 'adon] short form of Adonis
Hot was the day, she hotter that did looke Hot was the day; she hotter that did look  PP.6.7
For his approch, that often there had beene. For his approach, that often there had been.  PP.6.8
Anon he comes, and throwes his Mantle by, Anon he comes, and throws his mantle by, anon (adv.)soon, shortly, presentlyPP.6.9
mantle (n.)loose sleeveless cloak
And stood starke naked on the brookes greene brim: And stood stark naked on the brook's green brim:  PP.6.10
The Sunne look't on the world with glorious eie, The sun looked on the world with glorious eye,  PP.6.11
Yet not so wistly, as this Queene on him: Yet not so wistly as this queen on him. wistly (adv.)intently, attentively, earnestlyPP.6.12
He spying her, bounst in (whereas he stood) He, spying her, bounced in whereas he stood. bounce (v.)
old form: bounst
move with a sudden bound
PP.6.13
Oh IOVE (quoth she) why was not I a flood? ‘ O Jove,’ quoth she, ‘ why was not I a flood!’ quoth (v.)saidPP.6.14
Jove (n.)[pron: johv] alternative name for Jupiter, the Roman supreme god
VII  PP.7
FAire is my loue, but not so faire as fickle. Fair is my love, but not so fair as fickle;  PP.7.1
Milde as a Doue, but neither true nor trustie, Mild as a dove, but neither true nor trusty;  PP.7.2
Brighter then glasse, and yet as glasse is brittle, Brighter than glass, and yet, as glass is, brittle;  PP.7.3
Softer then waxe, and yet as Iron rusty: Softer than wax, and yet as iron rusty;  PP.7.4
A lilly pale, with damaske die to grace her, A lily pale, with damask dye to grace her; damask (adj./n.)
old form: damaske
light-red, pink [colour of the damask rose]
PP.7.5
None fairer, nor none falser to deface her. None fairer, nor none falser to deface her. false (adj.)disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithfulPP.7.6
Her lips to mine how often hath she ioyned, Her lips to mine how often hath she joined,  PP.7.7
Betweene each kisse her othes of true loue swearing: Between each kiss her oaths of true love swearing!  PP.7.8
How many tales to please me hath she coyned, How many tales to please me hath she coined,  PP.7.9
Dreading my loue, the losse whereof still fearing. Dreading my love, the loss thereof still fearing! dread (v.)fear, anticipate in fear, be anxious aboutPP.7.10
still (adv.)constantly, always, continually
Yet in the mids of all her pure protestings, Yet in the midst of all her pure protestings,  PP.7.11
Her faith, her othes, her teares, and all were ieastings. Her faith, her oaths, her tears, and all were jestings.  PP.7.12
She burnt with loue, as straw with fire flameth, She burnt with love, as straw with fire flameth;  PP.7.13
She burnt out loue, as soone as straw out burneth: She burnt out love, as soon as straw out-burneth; outburn (v.)
old form: out burneth
burn away, incinerate, be consumed
PP.7.14
She fram d the loue, and yet she foyld the framing, She framed the love, and yet she foiled the framing; frame (v.)
old form: fram d
fashion, make, form, create
PP.7.15
foil (v.)
old form: foyld
frustrate, baulk, disappoint
She bad loue last, and yet she fell a turning. She bade love last, and yet she fell a-turning.  PP.7.16
Was this a louer, or a Letcher whether? Was this a lover, or a lecher whether?  PP.7.17
Bad in the best, though excellent in neither. Bad in the best, though excellent in neither.  PP.7.18
VIII  PP.8
By Richard Barnfield  PP
IF Musicke and sweet Poetrie agree, If music and sweet poetry agree,  PP.8.1
As they must needs (the Sister and the brother) As they must needs, the sister and the brother,  PP.8.2
Then must the loue be great twixt thee and me, Then must the love be great 'twixt thee and me,  PP.8.3
Because thou lou'st the one, and I the other. Because thou lov'st the one and I the other.  PP.8.4
Dowland to thee is deere, whose heauenly tuch Dowland to thee is dear, whose heavenly touch Dowland (n.)John Dowland, 16th-c English composer and musicianPP.8.5
Vpon the Lute, dooth rauish humane sense, Upon the lute doth ravish human sense;  PP.8.6
Spenser to me, whose deepe Conceit is such, Spenser to me, whose deep conceit is such conceit (n.)imagination, fancy, witPP.8.7
Spenser (n.)Edmund Spenser, 16th-c English poet
As passing all conceit, needs no defence. As, passing all conceit, needs no defence. conceit (n.)understanding, intelligence, apprehensionPP.8.8
Thou lou'st to heare the sweet melodious sound, Thou lov'st to hear the sweet melodious sound  PP.8.9
That Phoebus Lute (the Queene of Musicke) makes: That Phoebus' lute, the queen of music, makes; Phoebus (n.)[pron: 'feebus] Latin name for Apollo as the sun-god; also called Phoebus ApolloPP.8.10
And I in deepe Delight am chiefly drownd, And I in deep delight am chiefly drowned  PP.8.11
When as himselfe to singing he betakes. When as himself to singing he betakes. betake (v.)resort, have recourse, commit oneselfPP.8.12
One God is God of both (as Poets faine) One god is god of both, as poets feign;  PP.8.13
One Knight loues Both, and both in thee remaine. One knight loves both, and both in thee remain.  PP.8.14
IX  PP.9
FAire was the morne, when the faire Queene of loue, Fair was the morn when the fair queen of love, morn (n.)
old form: morne
morning, dawn
PP.9.1
Second line missing  PP.9.2
Paler for sorrow then her milke white Doue, Paler for sorrow than her milk-white dove,  PP.9.3
For Adons sake, a youngster proud and wilde, For Adon's sake, a youngster proud and wild; Adon (n.)[pron: 'adon] short form of AdonisPP.9.4
Her stand she takes vpon a steepe vp hill. Her stand she takes upon a steep-up hill; steep-up (adj.)
old form: steepe vp
precipitous, virtually perpendicular, sudden
PP.9.5
Anon Adonis comes with horne and hounds, Anon Adonis comes with horn and hounds; anon (adv.)soon, shortly, presentlyPP.9.6
Adonis (n.)[pron: a'dohnis] handsome young man loved by Aphrodite (Greek goddess of sexual love) or (in Roman mythology) Venus
She silly Queene, with more then loues good will, She, silly queen, with more than love's good will, silly (adj.)foolish, stupid, ludicrousPP.9.7
Forbad the boy he should not passe those grounds, Forbade the boy he should not pass those grounds. ground (n.)valley, area of low-lying countrsyidePP.9.8
Once (quoth she) did I see a faire sweet youth ‘ Once,’ quoth she, ‘ did I see a fair sweet youth  PP.9.9
Here in these brakes, deepe wounded with a Boare, Here in these brakes deep-wounded with a boar, brake (n.)bush, thicketPP.9.10
Deepe in the thigh a spectacle of ruth, Deep in the thigh, a spectacle of ruth!  PP.9.11
Soe in my thigh (quoth she) here was the sore, See, in my thigh,’ quoth she, ‘ here was the sore.’  PP.9.12
She shewed hers, he saw more wounds then one, She showed hers: he saw more wounds than one,  PP.9.13
And blushing fled, and left her all alone. And blushing fled, and left her all alone.  PP.9.14
X PP.10
SWeet Rose, faire flower, vntimely pluckt, soon vaded, Sweet rose, fair flower, untimely plucked, soon vaded, vaded (adj.)faded, made pale, with lost brightnessPP.10.1
Pluckt in the bud, and vaded in the spring· Plucked in the bud, and vaded in the spring;  PP.10.2
Bright orient pearle, alacke too timely shaded, Bright orient pearl, alack, too timely shaded, timely (adv.)early, prematurelyPP.10.3
orient (adj.)lustrous, brilliant, bright
Faire creature kilde too soon by Deaths sharpe sting: Fair creature, killed too soon by death's sharp sting;  PP.10.4
Like a greene plumbe that hangs vpon a tree: Like a green plum that hangs upon a tree,  PP.10.5
And fals (through winde) before the fall should be. And falls through wind before the fall should be.  PP.10.6
I weepe for thee, and yet no cause I haue, I weep for thee and yet no cause I have;  PP.10.7
For why: thou lefts me nothing in thy will· For why thou leftst me nothing in thy will.  PP.10.8
And yet thou lefts me more then I did craue, And yet thou leftst me more than I did crave,  PP.10.9
For why: I craued nothing of thee still: For why I craved nothing of thee still: crave (v.)
old form: craue
beg, entreat, request
PP.10.10
O yes (deare friend I pardon craue of thee, O yes, dear friend, I pardon crave of thee,  PP.10.11
Thy discontent thou didst bequeath to me. Thy discontent thou didst bequeath to me.  PP.10.12
XI  PP.11
By Bartholomew Griffin  PP
VEnus with Adonis sitting by her, Venus, with young Adonis sitting by her Adonis (n.)[pron: a'dohnis] handsome young man loved by Aphrodite (Greek goddess of sexual love) or (in Roman mythology) VenusPP.11.1
Venus (n.)Roman goddess of beauty and love
Vnder a Mirtle shade began to wooe him, Under a myrtle shade, began to woo him:  PP.11.2
She told the youngling how god Mars did trie her, She told the youngling how god Mars did try her, try (v.)
old form: trie
try for, aim at, aspire to
PP.11.3
youngling (n.)stripling, youngster, beginner
Mars (n.)Roman god of war
And as he fell to her, she fell to him. And as he fell to her, so fell she to him.  PP.11.4
Euen thus (quoth she) the warlike god embrac't me: ‘ Even thus,’ quoth she, ‘ the warlike god embraced me,’  PP.11.5
And then she clipt Adonis in her armes: And then she clipped Adonis in her arms; clip (v.)
old form: clipt
embrace, clasp, hug
PP.11.6
Euen thus (quoth she) the warlike god vnlac't me, ‘Even thus,' quoth she, ‘the warlike god unlaced me,'  PP.11.7
As if the boy should vse like louing charmes: As if the boy should use like loving charms;  PP.11.8
Euen thus (quoth she) he seized on my lippes, ‘ Even thus,’ quoth she, ‘ he seized on my lips,’  PP.11.9
And with her lips on his did act the seizure: And with her lips on his did act the seizure:  PP.11.10
And as she fetched breath, away he skips, And as she fetched breath, away he skips,  PP.11.11
And would not take her meaning nor her pleasure. And would not take her meaning nor her pleasure. take (v.)take in, comprehend, understandPP.11.12
Ah, that I had my Lady at this bay: Ah, that I had my lady at this bay, bay (n.)[hunting] last stand, point of capturePP.11.13
To kisse and clip me till I run away. To kiss and clip me till I run away!  PP.11.14
XII  PP.12
Crabbed age and youth cannot liue together, Crabbed age and youth cannot live together: crabbed (adj.)irritable, churlish, bad-temperedPP.12.1
Youth is full of pleasance, Age is full of care, Youth is full of pleasance, Age is full of care; pleasance (n.)pleasure, delight, gratificationPP.12.2
Youth like summer morne, Age like winter weather, Youth like summer morn, Age like winter weather; morn (n.)
old form: morne
morning, dawn
PP.12.3
Youth like summer braue, Age like winter bare. Youth like summer brave, Age like winter bare. brave (adj.)
old form: braue
fine, excellent, splendid, impressive
PP.12.4
Youth is full of sport, Ages breath is short, Youth is full of sport, Age's breath is short; sport (n.)exercise, athletic pastimePP.12.5
Youth is nimble, Age is lame Youth is nimble, Age is lame;  PP.12.6
Youth is hot and bold, Age is weake and cold, Youth is hot and bold, Age is weak and cold;  PP.12.7
Youth is wild, and Age is tame. Youth is wild and Age is tame.  PP.12.8
Age I doe abhor thee, Youth I doe adore thee, Age, I do abhor thee; Youth, I do adore thee;  PP.12.9
O my loue my loue is young: O, my love, my love is young!  PP.12.10
Age I doe defie thee. Oh sweet Shepheard hie thee: Age, I do defy thee. O, sweet shepherd, hie thee, defy (v.)
old form: defie
reject, despise, disdain, renounce
PP.12.11
hie (v.)hasten, hurry, speed
For me thinks thou staies too long. For methinks thou stays too long. methinks(t), methought(s) (v.)
old form: me thinks
it seems / seemed to me
PP.12.12
XIII  PP.13
BEauty is but a vaine and doubtfull good, Beauty is but a vain and doubtful good,  PP.13.1
A shining glosse, that vadeth sodainly, A shining gloss that vadeth suddenly, vade (v.)fade, pass away, disappearPP.13.2
A flower that dies, when first it gins to bud, A flower that dies when first it 'gins to bud, gin, 'gin (v.), past form gan, 'ganbegin [to]PP.13.3
A brittle glasse, that s broken presently. A brittle glass that's broken presently; presently (adv.)immediately, instantly, at oncePP.13.4
A doubtfull good, a glosse, a glasse, a flower, A doubtful good, a gloss, a glass, a flower, glass (n.)
old form: glasse
mirror, looking-glass
PP.13.5
Lost, vaded, broken, dead within an houre. Lost, vaded, broken, dead within an hour.  PP.13.6
And as goods lost, are seld or neuer found, And as goods lost are seld or never found, seld (adv.)seldom, rarelyPP.13.7
As vaded glosse no rubbing will refresh: As vaded gloss no rubbing will refresh, vaded (adj.)faded, made pale, with lost brightnessPP.13.8
As flowers dead, lie withered on the ground, As flowers dead lie withered on the ground,  PP.13.9
As broken glasse no symant can redresse. As broken glass no cement can redress: redress (v.)
old form: redresse
repair, remedy, put right
PP.13.10
So beauty blemisht once, for euer lost, So beauty blemished once, for ever lost,  PP.13.11
In spite of phisicke, painting, paine and cost. In spite of physic, painting, pain and cost. physic (n.)
old form: phisicke
medicine, healing, treatment
PP.13.12
XIV  PP.14
Good night, good rest, ah neither be my share, Good night, good rest: ah, neither be my share;  PP.14.1
She bad good night, that kept my rest away, She bade good night that kept my rest away;  PP.14.2
And daft me to a cabben hangde with care: And daffed me to a cabin hanged with care, cabin (n.)
old form: cabben
small room, hut, shelter
PP.14.3
daff (v.), past form daftput off, deflect, sidetrack
hanged (adj.)
old form: hangde
decorated with hangings, furnished with tapestries
To descant on the doubts of my decay. To descant on the doubts of my decay. descant (v.)develop a theme about, comment, make remarksPP.14.4
decay (n.)destruction, downfall, ending
doubt (n.)suspicion, apprehension
Farewell (quoth she) and come againe to morrow ‘ Farewell,’ quoth she, ‘ and come again to-morrow;’  PP.14.5
Fare well I could not, for I supt with sorrow. Fare well I could not, for I supped with sorrow. sup (v.)
old form: supt
have supper
PP.14.6
fare (v.)get on, manage, do, cope
Yet at my parting sweetly did she smile, Yet at my parting sweetly did she smile,  PP.14.7
In scorne or friendship, nill I conster whether: In scorn or friendship nill I conster whether; conster (v.)construe, interpret, readPP.14.8
nill (v.)will not
'T may be she ioyd to ieast at my exile, 'T may be, she joyed to jest at my exile,  PP.14.9
'T may be againe, to make me wander thither. 'T may be, again to make me wander thither:  PP.14.10
Wander (a word) for shadowes like my selfe, ‘ Wander, ’ a word for shadows like myself,  PP.14.11
As take the paine but cannot plucke the pelfe. As take the pain, but cannot pluck the pelf. pelf (n.)
old form: pelfe
treasure, booty, spoil
PP.14.12
Lord how mine eies throw gazes to the East, Lord, how mine eyes throw gazes to the east!  PP.14.13
My hart doth charge the watch, the morning rise My heart doth charge the watch; the morning rise charge (v.)entreat, exhort, enjoinPP.14.14
watch (n.)dial, clock face
Doth scite each mouing scence from idle rest, Doth cite each moving sense from idle rest. cite (v.)
old form: scite
urge, call on, arouse, summon
PP.14.15
Not daring trust the office of mine eies. Not daring trust the office of mine eyes, office (n.)role, position, place, functionPP.14.16
While Philomela sits and sings, I sit and mark, While Philomela sits and sings, I sit and mark, mark (v.)note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]PP.14.17
Philomel, Philomela (n.)[pron: 'filomel] daughter of Pandion, king of Athens; Tereus raped her and cut out her tongue, but she told the tale in her embroidery; the gods turned her into a nightingale after she took her revenge
And with her layes were tuned like the larke. And wish her lays were tunèd like the lark; lay (n.)
old form: layes
song
PP.14.18
For she doth welcome daylight with her dittie, For she doth welcome daylight with her ditty, ditty (n.)
old form: dittie
song
PP.14.19
And driues away darke dreaming night: And drives away dark dreaming night.  PP.14.20
The night so packt, I post vnto my pretty, The night so packed, I post unto my pretty; post (v.)hasten, speed, ride fastPP.14.21
Hart hath his hope, and eies their wished sight, Heart hath his hope and eyes their wished sight; wished (adj.)longed-for, desiredPP.14.22
Sorrow changd to solace, and solace mixt with sorrow, Sorrow changed to solace and solace mixed with sorrow,  PP.14.23
For why, she sight, and bad me come to morrow. For why she sighed and bade me come to-morrow.  PP.14.24
Were I with her, the night would post too soone, Were I with her, the night would post too soon, post (v.)be over, rush pastPP.14.25
But now are minutes added to the houres: But now are minutes added to the hours;  PP.14.26
To spite me now, ech minute seemes an houre, To spite me now, each minute seems a moon;  PP.14.27
Yet not for me, shine sun to succour flowers. Yet not for me, shine sun to succour flowers!  PP.14.28
Pack night, peep day, good day of night now borrow Pack night, peep day; good day, of night now borrow: peep (v.)appear, show one's facePP.14.29
pack (v.)take [oneself] off, be off, depart
Short night to night, and length thy selfe to morrow Short night, to-night, and length thyself to-morrow. short (v.)shortenPP.14.30
length (v.)lengthen, prolong
XV  PP.15
IT was a Lordings daughter, the fairest one of three It was a lording's daughter, the fairest one of three, lording (n.)young lord, young gentlemanPP.15.1
That liked of her maister, as well as well might be, That liked of her master as well as well might be, master (n.)
old form: maister
teacher, school-master
PP.15.2
Till looking on an Englishman, the fairest that eie could see, Till looking on an Englishman, the fairest that eye could see,  PP.15.3
Her fancie fell a turning. Her fancy fell a-turning.  PP.15.4
Long was the combat doubtfull, that loue with loue did fight Long was the combat doubtful that love with love did fight,  PP.15.5
To leaue the maister louelesse, or kill the gallant knight, To leave the master loveless, or kill the gallant knight;  PP.15.6
To put in practise either, alas it was a spite To put in practice either, alas, it was a spite  PP.15.7
Vnto the silly damsell. Unto the silly damsel!  PP.15.8
But one must be refused, more mickle was the paine, But one must be refused; more mickle was the pain mickle (adj.)great, much, largePP.15.9
That nothing could be vsed, to turne them both to gaine, That nothing could be used to turn them both to gain,  PP.15.10
For of the two the trusty knight was wounded with disdaine, For of the two the trusty knight was wounded with disdain:  PP.15.11
Alas she could not helpe it. Alas, she could not help it!  PP.15.12
Thus art with armes contending, was victor of the day, Thus art with arms contending was victor of the day,  PP.15.13
Which by a gift of learning, did beare the maid away, Which by a gift of learning did bear the maid away:  PP.15.14
Then lullaby the learned man hath got the Lady gay, Then, lullaby, the learned man hath got the lady gay;  PP.15.15
For now my song is ended. For now my song is ended.  PP.15.16
XVI  PP.16
ON a day (alacke the day) On a day, alack the day!  PP.16.1
Loue whose month was euer May· Love, whose month was ever May,  PP.16.2
Spied a blossome passing fair, Spied a blossom passing fair,  PP.16.3
Playing in the wanton ayre, Playing in the wanton air. wanton (adj.)casual, gentlePP.16.4
Through the veluet leaues the wind Through the velvet leaves the wind  PP.16.5
All vnseene gan passage find, All unseen 'gan passage find, 'gan, can (v.)beganPP.16.6
That the louer (sicke to death) That the lover, sick to death,  PP.16.7
Wisht himselfe the heauens breath, Wished himself the heaven's breath.  PP.16.8
Ayre (quoth he) thy cheekes may blowe ‘ Air,’ quoth he, ‘ thy cheeks may blow;  PP.16.9
Ayre, would I might triumph so Air, would I might triumph so!  PP.16.10
But (alas) my hand hath sworne, But, alas! my hand hath sworn  PP.16.11
Nere to plucke thee from thy throne, Ne'er to pluck thee from thy thorn;  PP.16.12
Vow (alacke) for youth vnmeet, Vow, alack! for youth unmeet, unmeet (adj.)
old form: vnmeet
unfitting, unsuitable, improper
PP.16.13
Youth, so apt to pluck a sweet, Youth, so apt to pluck a sweet. apt (adj.)fit, ready, preparedPP.16.14
Thou for whome Ioue would sweare, Thou for whom Jove would swear  PP.16.15
Iuno but an Ethiope were Juno but an Ethiope were; Ethiop, Ethiope (adj./n.)Ethiopian, African, person with a dark countenancePP.16.16
Juno (n.)Roman supreme goddess, wife of Jupiter, associated with the Moon, childbirth, marriage, and female identity
And deny hymselfe for Ioue And deny himself for Jove, Jove (n.)[pron: johv] alternative name for Jupiter, the Roman supreme godPP.16.17
Turning mortall for thy Loue. Turning mortal for thy love.’  PP.16.18
XVII  PP.17
MY flocks feede not, my Ewes breed not, My flocks feed not, my ewes breed not,  PP.17.1
My Rams speed not, all is amis: My rams speed not, all is amiss; speed (v.)meet with success, prosper, flourishPP.17.2
Loue is dying, Faithes defying, Love is dying, faith's defying, defy (v.)reject, despise, disdain, renouncePP.17.3
Harts nenying, causer of this. Heart's denying, causer of this.  PP.17.4
All my merry Iigges are quite forgot, All my merry jigs are quite forgot,  PP.17.5
All my Ladies loue is lost (god wot) All my lady's love is lost, God wot; wot (v.)learn, know, be toldPP.17.6
Where her faith was firmely fixt in loue, Where her faith was firmly fixed in love,  PP.17.7
There a nay is plac't without remoue. There a nay is placed without remove. nay (n.)denial, refusal, rejectionPP.17.8
remove (n.)
old form: remoue
exchange, switch, substitution
One silly crosse, wrought all my losse, One silly cross wrought all my loss;  PP.17.9
O frowning fortune cursed fickle dame, O frowning Fortune, cursed fickle dame! Fortune (n.)Roman goddess, shown as a woman at a spinning wheel, or controlling a rudder, and as blindPP.17.10
For now I see, inconstancy, Or now I see inconstancy  PP.17.11
More in wowen then in men remaine. More in women than in men remain.  PP.17.12
In blacke morne I, all feares scorne I, In black mourn I, all fears scorn I,  PP.17.13
Loue hath forlorne me, liuing in thrall: Love hath forlorn me, living in thrall:  PP.17.14
Hart is bleeding, all helpe needing, Heart is bleeding, all help needing,  PP.17.15
O cruell speeding, fraughted with gall. O cruel speeding, fraughted with gall. speeding (n.)lot, fortunePP.17.16
gall (n.)bile [reputed for its bitterness]
fraught (v.)burden, weigh down, encumber
My shepheards pipe can sound no deale, My shepherd's pipe can sound no deal; deal (n.)
old form: deale
amount, quantity
PP.17.17
My weathers bell rings dolefull knell, My wether's bell rings doleful knell; wether (n.)
old form: weathers
sheep, ram
PP.17.18
My curtaile dogge that wont to haue plaid, My curtal dog that wont to have played, curtal (adj.)
old form: curtaile
with a docked tail; common, household
PP.17.19
wont (v.)be accustomed, used [to], be in the habit of
Plaies not at all but seemes afraid. Plays not at all, but seems afraid;  PP.17.20
With sighes so deepe, procures to weepe, My sighs so deep procures to weep, procure (v.)bring, induce, make comePP.17.21
In howling wise, to see my dolefull plight, In howling wise, to see my doleful plight.  PP.17.22
How sighes resound through hartles ground How sighs resound through heartless ground,  PP.17.23
Like a thousand vanquisht men in blodie fight. Like a thousand vanquished men in bloody fight!  PP.17.24
Cleare wels spring not, sweete birds sing not, Clear wells spring not, sweet birds sing not,  PP.17.25
Greene plants bring not forth their die, Green plants bring not forth their dye;  PP.17.26
Heards stands weeping, flocks all sleeping, Herds stand weeping, flocks all sleeping,  PP.17.27
Nimphes blacke peeping fearefully: Nymphs back peeping fearfully. peep (v.)appear, show one's facePP.17.28
All our pleasure knowne to vs poore swaines: All our pleasure known to us poor swains, swain (n.)
old form: swaines
rustic, country person, shepherd
PP.17.29
All our merrie meetings on the plaines, All our merry meetings on the plains,  PP.17.30
All our euening sport from vs is fled, All our evening sport from us is fled, sport (n.)recreation, amusement, entertainmentPP.17.31
All our loue is lost, for loue is dead, All our love is lost, for Love is dead.  PP.17.32
Farewell sweet loue thy like nere was, Farewell, sweet lass, thy like ne'er was  PP.17.33
For a sweet content the cause all my woe, For a sweet content, the cause of all my moan: content (n.)pleasure, satisfaction, happinessPP.17.34
Poore Coridon must liue alone, Poor Corydon must live alone;  PP.17.35
Other helpe for him I see that there is none. Other help for him I see that there is none.  PP.17.36
XVIII  PP.18
When as thine eye hath chose the Dame, When as thine eye hath chose the dame,  PP.18.1
And stalde the deare that thou shouldst strike, And stalled the deer that thou shouldst strike, stall (v.)
old form: stalde
[hunting] bring to a stand, come within range of
PP.18.2
Let reason rule things worthy blame, Let reason rule things worthy blame,  PP.18.3
As well as fancy (partyall might) As well as fancy's partial might; fancy (n.)love, amorousness, infatuationPP.18.4
Take counsell of some wiser head, Take counsel of some wiser head,  PP.18.5
Neither too young, nor yet vnwed. Neither too young nor yet unwed.  PP.18.6
And when thou comst thy tale to tell, And when thou com'st thy tale to tell,  PP.18.7
Smooth not thy toung with filed talke, Smooth not thy tongue with filèd talk, filed (adj.)refined, smooth, polishedPP.18.8
Least she some subtill practise smell, Lest she some subtle practice smell – practice (n.)
old form: practise
scheme, plot, stratagem, intrigue
PP.18.9
A Cripple soone can finde a halt, A cripple soon can find a halt –  PP.18.10
But plainly say thou loust her well, But plainly say thou lov'st her well,  PP.18.11
And set her person forth to sale. And set thy person forth to sell.  PP.18.12
And to her will frame all thy waies, And to her will frame all thy ways; frame (v.)adapt, adjust, shape, accommodatePP.18.13
Spare not to spend, and chiefly there, Spare not to spend, and chiefly there  PP.18.14
Where thy desart may merit praise, Where thy desert may merit praise,  PP.18.15
By ringing in thy Ladies eare, By ringing in thy lady's ear:  PP.18.16
The strongest castle, tower and towne, The strongest castle, tower and town,  PP.18.17
The golden bullet beats it downe. The golden bullet beats it down.  PP.18.18
Serue alwaies with assured trust, Serve always with assurèd trust,  PP.18.19
And in thy sute be humble true, And in thy suit be humble true; suit (n.)
old form: sute
wooing, courtship
PP.18.20
Vnlesse thy Lady proue vniust, Unless thy lady prove unjust, unjust (adj.)
old form: vniust
unfaithful, false [to honour]
PP.18.21
Prease neuer thou to chuse a new: Press never thou to choose a new:  PP.18.22
When time shall serue, be thou not slacke, When time shall serve, be thou not slack  PP.18.23
To proffer though she put thee back. To proffer, though she put thee back. proffer (v.)make a proposal, put oneself forwardPP.18.24
What though her frowning browes be bent What though her frowning brows be bent, bent (adj.)frowning, angry, gloweringPP.18.25
brow (n.)
old form: browes
eyebrow
Her cloudy lookes will calme yer night, Her cloudy looks will calm ere night,  PP.18.26
And then too late she will repent, And then too late she will repent  PP.18.27
That thus dissembled her delight. That thus dissembled her delight; dissemble (v.)disguise, cloak, give a deceptive appearance toPP.18.28
And twice desire yer it be day, And twice desire, ere it be day,  PP.18.29
That which with scorne she put away. That which with scorn she put away.  PP.18.30
What though she striue to try her strength, What though she strive to try her strength,  PP.18.31
And ban and braule, and say the nay: And ban and brawl, and say thee nay, ban (v.)curse, damn, revilePP.18.32
Her feeble force will yeeld at length, Her feeble force will yield at length,  PP.18.33
When craft hath taught her thus to say: When craft hath taught her thus to say:  PP.18.34
Had women beene so strong as men ‘ Had women been so strong as men,  PP.18.35
In faith you had not had it then. In faith, you had not had it then,’  PP.18.36
The wiles and guiles that women worke, The wiles and guiles that women work,  PP.18.37
Dissembled with an outward shew: Dissembled with an outward show, dissemble (v.)disguise, cloak, give a deceptive appearance toPP.18.38
The tricks and toyes that in them lurke, The tricks and toys that in them lurk, toy (n.)
old form: toyes
whim, caprice, trifling matter
PP.18.39
The Cock that treads the shall not know, The cock that treads them shall not know.  PP.18.40
Haue you not heard it said full oft, Have you not heard it said full oft, oft (adv.)oftenPP.18.41
A Womans nay doth stand for nought. A woman's nay doth stand for nought?  PP.18.42
Thinke Women still to striue with men, Think women still to strive with men, still (adv.)constantly, always, continuallyPP.18.43
To sinne and neuer for to faint, To sin and never for to saint: saint (v.)be saintly, play the saintPP.18.44
There is no heauen (by holy then) There is no heaven; by holy then,  PP.18.45
When time with age shall them attaint, When time with age shall them attaint. attaint (v.)affect, touch, strikePP.18.46
Were kisses all the ioyes in bed, Ere kisses all the joys in bed,  PP.18.47
One Woman would another wed. One woman would another wed.  PP.18.48
But soft enough, too much I feare, But, soft, enough, too much I fear, soft (int.)[used as a command] not so fast, wait a moment, be quietPP.18.49
Least that my mistresse heare my song, Lest that my mistress hear my song;  PP.18.50
She will not stick to round me on th'are, She will not stick to round me on th' ear, stick (v.)hesitate, linger, think twicePP.18.51
round (v.)whisper, murmur, speak privately
To teach my toung to be so long: To teach my tongue to be so long,  PP.18.52
Yet will she blush, here be it said, Yet will she blush, here be it said,  PP.18.53
To heare her secrets so bewraid. To hear her secrets so bewrayed. bewray (v.)
old form: bewraid
betray, reveal, expose
PP.18.54
XIX  PP.19
By Christopher Marlowe  PP
LIue with me and be my Loue, Live with me, and be my love,  PP.19.1
And we will all the pleasures proue And we will all the pleasures prove  PP.19.2
That hilles and vallies, dales and fields, That hills and valleys, dales and fields,  PP.19.3
And all the craggy mountaines yeeld. And all the craggy mountains yield.  PP.19.4
There will we sit vpon the Rocks, There will we sit upon the rocks,  PP.19.5
And see the Shepheards feed their flocks, And see the shepherds feed their flocks,  PP.19.6
By shallow Riuers, by whose fals By shallow rivers, by whose falls  PP.19.7
Melodious birds sing Madrigals. Melodious birds sing madrigals. madrigal (n.)song, pleasant tunePP.19.8
There will I make thee a bed of Roses, There will I make thee a bed of roses,  PP.19.9
With a thousand fragrant poses, With a thousand fragrant posies,  PP.19.10
A cap of flowers, and a Kirtle A cap of flowers, and a kirtle kirtle (n.)dress, gownPP.19.11
Imbrodered all with leaues of Mirtle. Embroider'd all with leaves of myrtle.  PP.19.12
A belt of straw and Yuye buds, A belt of straw and ivy buds,  PP.19.13
With Corall Clasps and Amber studs, With coral clasps and amber studs;  PP.19.14
And if these pleasures may thee moue, And if these pleasures may thee move,  PP.19.15
Then liue with me, and be my Loue. Then live with me and be my love.  PP.19.16
Loues answere. By Walter Ralegh: Love's Answer  PP
IF that the World and Loue were young, If that the world and love were young,  PP.19.17
And truth in euery shepheards toung, And truth in every shepherd's tongue,  PP.19.18
These pretty pleasures might me moue, These pretty pleasures might me move  PP.19.19
To liue with thee and be thy Loue. To live with thee and be thy love.  PP.19.20
XX  PP.20
By Richard Barnfield  PP
AS it fell vpon a Day, As it fell upon a day  PP.20.1
In the merry Month of May, In the merry month of May,  PP.20.2
Sitting in a pleasant shade, Sitting in a pleasant shade  PP.20.3
Which a groue of Myrtles made, Which a grove of myrtles made,  PP.20.4
Beastes did leape, and Birds did sing, Beasts did leap and birds did sing,  PP.20.5
Trees did grow, and Plants did spring: Trees did grow and plants did spring;  PP.20.6
Euery thing did banish mone, Every thing did banish moan, moan (n.)
old form: mone
grief, lamentation, sorrow, complaint
PP.20.7
Saue the Nightingale alone. Save the nightingale alone:  PP.20.8
Shee (poore Bird) as all forlorne, She, poor bird, as all forlorn,  PP.20.9
Leand her breast vp-till a thorne, Leaned her breast up-till a thorn, up-till (prep.)
old form: vp-till
up against
PP.20.10
And there sung the dolfulst Ditty, And there sung the dolefull'st ditty, ditty (n.)songPP.20.11
That to heare it was great Pitty, That to hear it was great pity:  PP.20.12
Fie, fie, fie, now would she cry ‘ Fie, fie, fie,’ now would she cry;  PP.20.13
Teru, Teru, by and by: ‘ Tereu, Tereu!’ by and by; by and by (adv.)immediately, straightaway, directlyPP.20.14
That to heare her so complaine, That to hear her so complain,  PP.20.15
Scarce I could from teares refraine: Scarce I could from tears refrain;  PP.20.16
For her griefes so liuely showne, For her griefs so lively shown  PP.20.17
Made me thinke vpon mine owne. Made me think upon mine own.  PP.20.18
Ah (thought I) thou mournst in vaine, Ah, thought I, thou mourn'st in vain!  PP.20.19
None takes pitty on thy paine: None takes pity on thy pain:  PP.20.20
Senslesse Trees, they cannot heare thee, Senseless trees they cannot hear thee; senseless (adj.)
old form: Senslesse
lacking human sensation, incapable of feeling
PP.20.21
Ruthlesse Beares, they will not cheere thee. Ruthless beasts they will not cheer thee:  PP.20.22
King Pandion, he is dead: King Pandion he is dead; Pandion (n.)king of Athens, the father of PhilomelaPP.20.23
All thy friends are lapt in Lead. All thy friends are lapped in lead; lap (v.)
old form: lapt
wrap, swathe, enfold, clad
PP.20.24
All thy fellow Birds doe sing, All thy fellow birds do sing,  PP.20.25
Carelesse of thy sorrowing. Careless of thy sorrowing.  PP.20.26
Whilst as fickle Fortune smilde, Whilst as fickle Fortune smiled, Fortune (n.)Roman goddess, shown as a woman at a spinning wheel, or controlling a rudder, and as blindPP.20.27
Thou and I, were both beguild. Thou and I were both beguiled. beguile (v.)
old form: beguild
cheat, deceive, trick
PP.20.28
Euery one that flatters thee, Every one that flatters thee  PP.20.29
Is no friend in miserie: Is no friend in misery.  PP.20.30
Words are easie, like the wind, Words are easy, like the wind;  PP.20.31
Faithfull friends are hard to find: Faithful friends are hard to find:  PP.20.32
Euery man will be thy friend, Every man will be thy friend  PP.20.33
Whilst thou hast wherewith to spend: Whilst thou hast wherewith to spend;  PP.20.34
But if store of Crownes be scant, But if store of crowns be scant, crown (n.)coin [usually showing a monarch's crown], English value: 5 shilllingsPP.20.35
scant (v.)deprive, deny, dispossess
No man will supply thy want No man will supply thy want. want (n.)lack, shortage, dearthPP.20.36
If that one be prodigall, If that one be prodigal,  PP.20.37
Bountifull they will him call: Bountiful they will him call,  PP.20.38
And with such-like flattering, And with such-like flattering,  PP.20.39
Pitty but he were a King. ‘ Pity but he were a king;’  PP.20.40
If he be addict to vice, If he be addict to vice,  PP.20.41
Quickly him, they will intice. Quickly him they will entice;  PP.20.42
If to Women hee be bent, If to women he be bent,  PP.20.43
They haue at Commaundement. They have at commandment. commandment, commandement (n.)
old form: Commaundement
command, instruction, order
PP.20.44
But if Fortune once doe frowne, But if Fortune once do frown, Fortune (n.)Roman goddess, shown as a woman at a spinning wheel, or controlling a rudder, and as blindPP.20.45
Then farewell his great renowne: Then farewell his great renown;  PP.20.46
They that fawnd on him before. They that fawned on him before  PP.20.47
Vse his company no more. Use his company no more.  PP.20.48
Hee that is thy friend indeede, He that is thy friend indeed,  PP.20.49
Hee will helpe thee in thy neede: He will help thee in thy need:  PP.20.50
If thou sorrow, he will weepe: If thou sorrow, he will weep;  PP.20.51
If thou wake, hee cannot sleepe: If thou wake, he cannot sleep;  PP.20.52
Thus of euery griefe, in hart Thus of every grief in heart  PP.20.53
Hee, with thee, doeth beare a part. He with thee doth bear a part.  PP.20.54
These are certaine signes, to know These are certain signs to know  PP.20.55
Faithfull friend, from flatt'ring foe. Faithful friend from flatt'ring foe.  PP.20.56
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