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  • When I had well considered of this so fruitfull and so commodious a place for cattel and beasts to be fedde in and kept, (for it looked as though it would desire a shepheardes company and a pastorall song) I mused what should be the occasion, that so commodious a place should lye vninhabited.

    Hypnerotomachia The Strife of Loue in a Dreame

  • Some be of opinion, and the chiefe of those who haue written in this Art among the Latines, that the pastorall Poesie which we commonly call by the name of _Eglogue_ and _Bucolick_, a tearme brought in by the Sicilian

    The Arte of English Poesie

  • Of the shepheards or pastorall poesie called Egologue, and to what purpose it was first inuented and deuised.

    The Arte of English Poesie

  • _Of the Shepheards or pastorall Poesie called Eglogue, and to what purpose it was first inuented and vsed.

    The Arte of English Poesie

  • I make you present of this simple pastorall, unworthie of your higher conceipt for the meanesse of the stile, but agreeing with the truth in circumstance and matter.

    A Biography of Edmund Spenser

  • Poet. 161, which bears the following title: "Poems, songs, and a pastorall, by the Rt honble the Lady Jane Cavendish and Lady Elizabeth Brackley."

    The Concealed Fansyes: A Play by Lady Jane Cavendish and Lady Elizabeth Brackley

  • THAT you may see that I am not alwaies ydle as yee thinke, though not greatly well occupied, nor altogither undutifull, present of this simple pastorall, unworthie of your higher conceipt for the meanesse of the stile, but agreeing with the truth in circumstance and matter.

    Colin Clouts Come Home Againe

  • Of the Shepheards or pastorall Poesie called Eglogue, and to what purpose it was first inuented and used.

    The Arte of English Poesie

  • For Eglogue and pastorall Poesie, Sir Philip Sydney and Maister Challenner, and that other Gentleman who wrate the late shepheardes Callender.

    The Arte of English Poesie

  • You knowe my literature, you knowe the pastorall promocion, I obtestate your clemencie, to inuigilate thus muche for me accordyng to my confidence, and as you know my condigne merites, for suche a compendious liuing.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VII No 4

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