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¶ A Pastorall Song betweene Phillis and Amarillis, two Nimphes,
each aunswering other line for line.

F Ie on the sleights that men deuise, heigh hoe sillie sleights: When simple Maydes they would entice, Maides are yong mens chiefe delights. (5) Nay, women they witch with their eyes, eyes like beames of burning Sunne: And men once caught, they soone despise, so are Sheepheards oft vndone.
If any young man win a maide, (10) happy man is he: By trusting him she is betraide, fie vpon such treacherie. If Maides win young men with their guiles,heigh hoe guilefull greefe: (15) They deale like weeping Crocodiles, that murther men without releefe. +
I know a simple Country Hinde,heigh hoe sillie Swaine: To whom faire Daphne prooued kinde, (20) was he not kinde to her againe? He vowed by Pan with many an oath, heigh hoe Sheepheards God is he: Yet since hath chang’d, and broke his troath,troth-plight broke, will plagued be.
(25) She had deceaued many a Swaine, fie on false deceite: And plighted troath to them in vaine, there can be no greefe more great. Her measure was with measure paide, (30) heigh hoe, heigh hoe equall meede: