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Nymphs And Shepherds

Thomas Shadwell 1642 (Weeting or Lynford, Norfolk) – 1692 (London)

Nymphs and shepherds, come away.
In this grove let's sport and play,
For this is Flora's holiday,
Sacred to ease and happy love,
To dancing, to music and to poetry;
Your flocks may now securely rest
Whilst you express your jollity.
Nymphs and shepherds, come away.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Thomas Shadwell

Thomas Shadwell was an English poet and playwright who was appointed Poet Laureate in 1689. more…

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