Pastoral Poems (Breton); Selected Poetry (Wither); Pastoral Poetry (Browne)/"Amarillis I did woo"

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"Amarillis I Did Woo"

Amarillis I did woo,
And I courted Phillis too;
Daphne, for her love, I chose;
Cloris, for that damask rose
In her cheek, I held as dear;
Yea, a thousand liked well near.
And, in love with all together.
Fearèd the enjoying either;
'Cause to be of one possest,
Barred the hope of all the rest.