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Whom when the Shepheard did behold, he straite began to weepe: And at the heart he grew a cold, (20) to thinke vpon his sheepe. For well he knew, where came the Queene, the Shepheard durst not stay: And where that he durst not be seene, the sheepe must needes away. (25) To aske her if she saw his Flock, might happen patience moue: And haue an answere with a mock, that such demanders proue. Yet for because he saw her come (30) alone out of the Wood: He thought he would not stand as dombe, when speech might doe him good. And therefore falling on his knees, to aske but for his sheepe: (35) He did awake, and so did leesethe honour of his sleepe.

FINIS. N. Breton.

¶ The Shepheards Ode. +

N Ights were short, and dayes were long, Blossomes on the Hawthorne hong, Philomell + (Night-Musiques King,) Told the comming of the Spring: