Damon the Mower quotations

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'Hark..
..how the mower Damon sung with love of Juliana stung'
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'While everything did seem to paint..
..the scene more fit for his complaint'
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'Like her fair eyes..
..the day was fair but scorching with his amorous care'
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'Sharp like his scythe..
..his sorrow was but withered like his hopes the grass'
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'Unusual..
Heats'
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'Our sunburned
Meadows sear'
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'The grasshopper..
..its pipe gives o'er'
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'Hamstringed frogs..
..can dance no more'
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'Only the snake..
..that kept within now glitters in its second skin'
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'This heat the sun..
.. Could never raise'
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'From a higher beauty growth..
..which burns the fields and mower both'
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'Not July causeth these extremes..
..but Juliana's scorching beams'
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'To what cool cave..
..shall I descend '
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'Gelid..
..fountain'
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'No moisture but my tears do rest..
..no cold but in her icy breast'
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'How long will thou, fair shepherdess..
..esteem me and my presents less?'
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'To thee the harmless snake I bring..
...disarmed of its teeth and sting'
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'I am the mower Damon, known,..
..through all the meadows I have mown'
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'On the morn..
..her dew distills'
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'The sun himself..
..licks off my sweat'
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'The evening sweet..
..in cowslip water bathes my feet'
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'This scythe of mine discovers wide..
..more ground than all his sheep do hide'
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'And though in wool more poor than they..
..yet I am richer far in hay'
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'The deathless fairies take me off..
..to lead them in their dances soft and, when I tune myself to sing, about me they contract their ring'
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'Now happy might I still have mowed..
..had not love here his thistles sowed!'
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'But now I all the day complain..
..joining my labour to my pain'
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'Sighing..
..I whet my scythe and woes'
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'While thus he threw his elbow round..
...depopulating all the ground'
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'The edgèd steel by careless chance..
..did into his own ankle glance'
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'And there among the grass fell down..
..with his own scythe the mower mown'
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'These hurts are slight..
..to those that die by love's despite'
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'The blood I staunch and wound I seal..
..only for him no cure is found whom Juliana's eyes do wound'
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'Tis death alone that must do..
..for death thou art a mower too'
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..the scene more fit for his complaint'

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..his sorrow was but withered like his hopes the grass'

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Heats'

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