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First Line: Muse give place to my mone, and mone give place to my musing
Last Line: For to defend his friends, and to offend his foes.
Alternate Author Name(s): Barnefield, Richard


Muse give place to my mone, and mone give place to my musing:
One for an others cause, and one for cause of an other.
First to behold him dead: last to behold him alive.
And thou Shepheards Swaine, that keepes thy sheepe by the mountaines,
(Mountaines) of Sicily, and sweet Arcadian Iland,
Oh Meliboeus: leave, Oh leave any more to be mourning.
For though his Art bee dead, yet shall it ever abide:
Ever abide, to the end: light, as a light to the rest.
Rest that have wrot of love: and the delights of a lover.
But by the sweete consent, of Pan and Marsias ofspringe.
Sweet consent of a Saint so sweet, of a Fowle and a foule one
Greenes but a foolish man: and such as him doe defend.
Yet will I ever write both to defend and offend:
For to defend his friends, and to offend his foes.





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