by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

A shepherd loved a nymph so fair
Language: English 
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.

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This text was added to the website: 2009-11-16
Line count: 15
Word count: 102