A yong shepheard his life


The Song, sung by shepherdesses, Lamia and Theata, an interlude or pause in the action after Climander and Herminia have declared their love

Primary Text:

MS Folger, 168-9* (written in tiny letters squeezed into a space left blank in the original copy).

Secondary Eds:

1713 Misc, 347; rpt of 1713: 1903 Reynolds, 376-7 (in both printed texts the song is printed as a integral part of the play).


1724 The Hive I, 200


rpt of 1713/1903: 1905 Tutin, 29-30.


Striking because of disillusioned tone. The poem does not read as one originally intended for this interlude.
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