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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Elizabethan Verse.  1907.
 
Hymn to Pan
By John Fletcher (1579–1625)
 
SING 1 his praises that doth keep
  Our flocks from harm,
Pan, the father of our sheep;
  And arm in arm
Tread we softly in a round,        5
Whilst the hollow neighbouring ground
Fills the music with her sound.
 
Pan, O great god Pan, to thee
  Thus do we sing!
Thou who keep’st us chaste and free        10
  As the young spring:
Ever by thy honour spoke
From that place the morn is broke
To that place day doth unyoke!
 
Note 1. From The Faithful Shepherdess, 1609–10, act i. sc. 2. [back]
 
 
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