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Quotation by Richard Barnfield
In the merry month of May, Sitting in a pleasant shade, Which a grove of myrtles made, Beasts did leap, and birds did sing, Trees did grow, and plants did spring: Every thing did banish moan, Save the Nightingale alone.
Richard Barnfield (1574–1629), British poet. The Affectionate Shepherd (l. 13–14). . .
Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250–1918. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. (New ed., rev. and enl., 1939) Oxford University Press.
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