1] First published anonymously in England's Helicon, 1600, and ascribed to Ralegh on the authority of Izaac Walton, in the Compleat Angler, 1653. The poem replies to Christopher Marlowe's "The Passionate Shepherd to his Love." See also Donne's The Bait.
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Original text: Englands Helicon [Poems collected and edited by John Bodenham or L. N.] (J. R. for J. Flasket, 1600). STC 3192.
First publication date: 1600
RPO poem editor: F. D. Hoeniger
RP edition: 3RP 1.150.
Recent editing: 2:2002/4/10
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