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   English Poetry I: From Chaucer to Gray.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
89. Spring
 
Thomas Nashe (1567–1601)
 
 
SPRING, the sweet Spring, is the year’s pleasant king;
Then blooms each thing, then maids dance in a ring
Cold doth not sting, the pretty birds do sing,
  Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo!
 
The palm and may make country houses gay,        5
Lambs frisk and play, the shepherds pipe all day,
And we hear aye birds tune this merry lay,
  Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo!
 
The fields breathe sweet, the daisies kiss our feet,
Young lovers meet, old wives a-sunning sit,        10
In every street these tunes our ears do greet,
  Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo!
      Spring! the sweet Spring!
 

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