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" AH, what is love ? It is a pretty thing, As sweet unto a shepherd as a king ; And sweeter too, For kings have cares that wait upon a crown, And cares can make the sweetest love to frown : Ah then, ah then, If country loves such sweet desires do gain,... "
The Tuftonian - Page 84
1900
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Alphonsus, king of Arragon. James the Fourth. George-a-Greene, the pinner of ...

Robert Greene, Alexander Dyce - 1831 - 324 pages
...shepherd's wife as she Was not more in Thessaly. THE SHEPHERD'S WIFE'S SONG. AH, what is love ? It it a pretty thing, As sweet unto a shepherd as a king...do gain, What lady would not love a shepherd swain ? His flocks are folded, he comes home at night, As merry as a king in his delight ; And merrier too,...
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Alphonsus, king of Arragon. James the Fourth. George-a-Greene, the pinner of ...

Robert Greene, Alexander Dyce - 1831 - 324 pages
...shepherd's wife as she Was not more in Thessaly. ; THE SHEPHERD'S WIFE'S SONG. An, what is love ? It it a pretty thing, As sweet unto a shepherd as a king...do gain, What lady would not love a shepherd swain ? His flocks are folded, he comes home at night, As merry as a king in his delight ; And merrier too,...
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Alphonsus, king of Arragon. James the Fourth. George-a-Greene, the pinner of ...

Robert Greene, Alexander Dyce - 1831 - 324 pages
...shepherd's wife as she Was not more in Thessaly. THE SHEPHERD'S WIFE'S SONG. IS An, what is love ? It h^a pretty thing, As sweet unto a shepherd as a king ;...do gain, What lady would not love a shepherd swain ? His flocks are folded, he comes home at night, As merry as a king in his delight ; And merrier too,...
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The Dramatic and Poetical Works of Robert Greene & George Peele

Robert Greene, George Peele - Kings and rulers - 1861 - 624 pages
...brightest glass ; Such a shepherd's wife as she Was not more in Thessaly. THE SHEPHERD'S WIFE'S SONG. AH, what is love ? It is a pretty thing, As sweet...do gain, What lady would not love a shepherd swain ? His flocks are folded, he comes home at night, As merry as a king in his delight ; And merrier too,...
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The Dramatic and Poetical Works of Robert Greene & George Peele: With ...

Robert Greene, Alexander Dyce - English drama - 1861 - 624 pages
...And sweeter too, For kings have cares that wait upon a crown, And cares can make the sweetest lovo to frown : Ah then, ah then, If country loves such...do gain, What lady would not love a shepherd swain ? His Socks are folded, he comes homo at night, As merry as a king in his delight ; And merrier too,...
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The London, Volume 1

1867
...reputation. As an example of his best style, take the following, entitled ",The Shepherd's Wife's Song "— Ah, What is love ? It is a pretty thing, As sweet...do gain, What lady would not love a shepherd swain ? His flocks are folded, he comes home at night, As merry as a king in his delight, And merrier too...
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Lyra Elegantiarum: A Collection of Some of the Best Specimens of Vers de ...

Frederick Locker-Lampson - English poetry - 1867 - 345 pages
...And sweeter, too ; For kings have cares that wait upon a crown, And cares can make the sweetest loves to frown : Ah then, ah then, If country loves such...do gain, What lady would not love a shepherd swain ? His flocks are folded ; he comes home at night As merry as a king in his delight, And merrier, too...
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The Norfolk garland: a collection of the superstitious beliefs and practices ...

John Glyde - Ballads, English - 1872 - 405 pages
...For cares cause kings full oft their sleep to spill, Where weary shepherds lie and snort their fill. Ah, then ! ah, then ! If country loves such sweet...do gain, What lady would not love a shepherd swain ? Thus with his wife he spends the year, as blithe As doth the king at every tide or sith, And blither...
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The Norfolk Garland: A Collection of the Superstitious Beliefs and Practices ...

John Glyde - Ballads, English - 1872 - 405 pages
...too. For kings have cares that wait upon a crown, And cares can make the sweetest love to frown. All, then ! ah, then ! If country loves such sweet desires...do gain, What lady would not love a shepherd swain 'I His flocks are folded, he comes home at night, As merry as a king in his delight, And merrier too....
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Characteristics of English Poets from Chaucer to Shirley

William Minto - English poetry - 1874 - 483 pages
...runner. There is nothing in any of his plays to suggest a possibility of such as the following :— " Ah, what is love ? It is a pretty thing, As sweet...do gain, What lady would not love a shepherd swain ? His flocks are folded, he comes home at night, As merry as a king in his delight; And merrier too,...
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