by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

The Nymphs and shepherds danced
Language: English 
The Nymphs and Shepherds danced,
Lavoltos in a dazy tapstered valley,
love from their face lamps glanced,
till wantonly they dally.
Then in a Rose banked ally,
Bright Majesty advanced,
a crown-graced Virgin whom all people honor,
they leave their sport amazed,
run all to look upon her,
a moment scarce they gazed
Ere beauty's splendor 
all their eyes had dazed,
desire to see yet ever
fixed upon her.
Then sang the Shepherds and Nymphs of Diana,
Long live fair Oriana.

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This text was added to the website: 2018-05-11
Line count: 16
Word count: 81