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First Line: Come, live with me and be my love
Last Line: Then live with me and be my love.
Alternate Author Name(s): Blake, Nicolas
Subject(s): Dramatists; Marlowe, Christopher (1564-1593); Poverty


Come, live with me and be my love,
And we will all the pleasures prove
Of peace and plenty, bed and board,
That chance employment may afford.

I'll handle dainties on the docks
Ad thou shall read of summer frocks:
At evening by the sour canals
We'll hope to hear some madrigals.

Care on thy maiden brow shall put
A wreath of wrinkles, and thy foot
Be shod with pain: not silken dress
But toil shall tire thy loveliness.

Hunger shall make thy modest zone
And cheat fond death of all but bone --
If these delights thy mind may move,
Then live with me and be my love.




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