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Selected Poetry of Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593)

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Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
© 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

Come live with me and be my love,
And we will all the pleasures prove,
That valleys, groves, hills, and fields,
Woods, or steepy mountain yields.
        (The Passionate Shepherd to his Love, 1-4)
  1. Hero and Leander (excerpt)
  2. The Passionate Shepherd to his Love

Biographical information

Given name: Christopher
Family name: Marlowe
Birth date: 1564
Death date: 1 June 1593
Nationality: English
Family relations
          father: John Marlowe
          mother: Catherine Marlowe
          King's school, Canterbury
          Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (B.A.): 1581 to 1583
          Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (M.A.) to 1587
Religion: Atheist
Literary period: Renaissance
Residence: Canterbury: 1564
Cause of death: Murder
First RPO edition: 1997