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O, that infected moisture of his eye,
O, that false fire which in his cheek so glow'd,
O, that forced thunder from his heart did fly,
O, that sad breath his spongy lungs bestow'd,
O, all that borrow'd motion seeming owed,
Would yet again betray the fore-betray'd,
And new pervert a reconciled maid !'




2 I


This miscellany appeared in 1599, with the following title :

THE PASSIONATE | PILGRIME. | By W. Shakespeare. | At LONDON. | Printed for W. Jaggard, and are | to be sold by W. Leake, at the Grey-lhound in Paules Churchyard. 1599.

A new edition appeared in 1612, with additions derived from Thomas Heywood, and a modified title :

THE PASSIONATE PILGRIME | or Certaine Amorous Sonnets, betweene Venus and Adonis, | newly corrected and aug-mented. By W. Shakespere. The third Edition. Whereunto is newly ad-/ded two Loue-Epistles, the first from Paris to Hellen, and | Hellen's answere backe | again to Paris.

In the course of the same year, Thomas Heywood complained in the dedicatory epistle prefixed to his Apology for Astus, of the 'manifest injury' done him, as well as to Shakespeare, by this surreptitious publication : whereupon Jaggard printed a new title-page omitting Shakespeare's name. In Malone's copy (now in the Bodleian) the old title-page, by an inadvertence, was retained when the new was added.

A third edition, still further enlarged from equally unauthentic sources, appeared in 1640. The contents even of the first edition show that the book was a miscellany, raked together by fair means or foul and floated with the great name, – already, as we may judge from Meres' tribute, at the head of English letters,—to which not more than five of the twenty-one pieces (viz. I, II, III, V, XVII) can certainly be ascribed. Three of the other pieces, however, though they had no right to their place, were not unworthy of it, -those by Barnfield (vili, xxI) and by Marlowe (xx).

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