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Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.
Volume V. Nature.  1904.
 
V. Trees: Flowers: Plants
The Greenwood Tree
William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
 
From “As You Like It,” Act II. Sc. 5.

      UNDER the greenwood tree
      Who loves to lie with me,
      And tune his merry note
      Unto the sweet bird’s throat,
Come hither, come hither, come hither;        5
      Here shall he see
      No enemy
But Winter and rough weather.
 
      Who doth ambition shun
      And loves to live i’ the sun,        10
      Seeking the food he eats,
      And pleased with what he gets,
Come hither, come hither, come hither;
      Here shall he see
      No enemy        15
But Winter and rough weather.
 
 
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