[...] And all the rest forgot for witch he toil'd:
Then, happy I, that love and am beloved,
Where I may not remove, nor be removed.
Sonnet / William Shakespeare
The Passionate Shepherd to His Love
Come live with me, and be my love,
And we will all the pleasures prove,
That vallies, groves, or hills, or field,
Or woods, and steepy mountains yield; [...]
The Passionate Shepherd to His Love / Christopher Marlow
Something Childish, But Very Natural
If I had but two little wings,
And were a little feathery bird,
To you I'd fly, my dear!
But thoughts like these are idle things,
And I stay here! [...]
Something Childish, But Very Natural / Samual Taylor Coleridge
The Nymph's Reply
If all the world and love were young,
And truth in every shepherd's tongue,
These pretty pleasures might me move
To live with thee and by thy love. [...]
The Nymph's Reply / Sir Walter Raleigh
[...] With every thing that pretty bin:
My lady sweet, arise;
Song / William Shakespeare
[...] In peace, Love tunes the shepherd's reed;
In war, he mounts the warrior's steed;
In halls, in gay attire is seen;
In hamlets, dances on the green.
Love rules the court, the camp, the grove,
And men below, and saints above;
For Love is heaven, and heaven is Love.
Love / Sir Walter Scott
Answer to a Child's Question
[...] But the lark is so brimful of gladness and love,
The green fields below him, the blue sky above,
That he sings, and he sings; and for ever sings he -
"I love my Love, and my Love loves me!"
Answer to a Child's Question / Samual Taylor Coleridge