A shepherd loved a nymph so fair And thus his passion did declare For thou dear maid I long in vain have sighed Nor venture to complain Oh now consent to ease my pain. Oh could I gain thy tender heart With joy again no more to part. With thee I tread the daisied mead To view the herds and flocks at feed And home at eve thy footsteps lead With blushing sweetness then the maid His honest Passion briefly paid I long dear youth thy love have know Thy every tender kindness shown Then take my hand my heart's you own.
- by Anonymous / Unidentified Author [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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