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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:363
AUTHOR:Christopher Marlowe (1564–1593)
QUOTATION:By shallow rivers, to whose falls 1
Melodious birds sing madrigals.
ATTRIBUTION:The Passionate Shepherd to his Love.
 
Note 1.
To shallow rivers, to whose falls
Melodious birds sings madrigals;
There will we make our peds of roses,
And a thousand fragrant posies.
William Shakespeare: Merry Wives of Windsor, act iii. sc. i. (Sung by Evans). [back]
 

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