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The murmuring brookes and whistling windes
Of swaines and shepherd groomes, that dwellings .. weare; ind
And that sweet noise, birds, winds, andwaters You happie folke, of heau'n beloved deare, Worke on (quoth she) vpon your harmlesse traid,
sent, Prouokte againe the virgin to lament.
6. Her plaints were interrupted with a sound, That seem’d from thickest bushes to proceed, Some iolly shepherd sung a lustie round, And to his voice had tun'd his oaten reed; Thither she went, an old man there she found, (At whose right hand his little flocke did feed)
Sat making baskets, his three sonnes among,
Beholding one in shining armes appeare
These dreadfull armes I beare no warfare bring To your sweet toile, nor those fweet tunes you
8. But father, since this land, these townes and
towres, Destroied are with strord, with fire and spoile, How may it be unhurt, that you and yours In safetie thus, applie your harmlesie toile ? My sonne (quoth he) this poore estate of ours Is euer safe from storme of warlike broile;
This wildernesle doth vs in safetie keepe, No thundring drum, no trumpet breakes our • fleepe.
Haply iuft heau’ns defence and ihield of right,
Nor ever greedie soldier was entised
Dearer to me than wealth or kingly crowne!.
These little flocks of shcepe and tender goates
How they are fed, in forrest, spring and lake,
Time was (for each one hath his doting time)
And though I but a simple gardner weare,
I bod the court farewell, and with content
After much thought reformed was her will,
Till fortune should occasion new afford,
hart, Of her discomforts, may vnload some part.
16. If gold or wealth of most esteemed deare, If iewels rich, thou diddest hold in prise, Such store thereof, such plentie haue I seen, As to a greedie minde might well suffice: With that downe trickled many a siluer teare, Two christall streames fell from her watrie eies; Part of her sad misfortunes than she told, And wept, and with her wept that sh.epherd old.