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364                                  ENGLISH SONG AND BALLAD MUSIC.
This is also in eight-line stanzas (black-letter); and a former possessor has pencill'd against the name of the tune, " I am so deep in love." I have referred to lam so deep in love (ante p. 183) as probably another name for JPhillidaflouts me, but on this authority it should rather be to Gupid\s Courtesy.
" Little boy, tell me why thou art here diving; Art thou some runaway, and hast no biding ? " " I am no runaway ; Venus, my mother, She gave me leave to play, when I came hither."
" Little boy, go with me, and be my servant; I will take care to see for thy preferment." [me, " If I with thee should go, Venus would chide And take away my bow, and never abide me."
"Little boy, let me know what's thy name
termed, That thou dost wear a bow, and go'st so
armed?"                                  [changing,
"You may perceive the same with often Cupid it is my name; I live by ranging."
"If Cupid be thy name, that shoots at rovers, I have heard of thy fame, by wounded lovers : Should any languish that are set on fire By such a naked brat, I much admire."
" If thou dost but the least at my laws grumble, I'll pierce thy stubborn breast, and make thee
humble: If I with golden dart wound thee but surely, There's no physician's art that e'er can cure thee."
" Little boy, with thy bow why dost thou
threaten ? It is not long ago since thou wast beaten. Thy wanton mother, fair Venus, will chide
thee: When all thy arrows are gone, thou may'st go hide thee."
" Of powerful shafts, you see, I am well stored, Which makes my deity so much adored: With one poor arrow now I'll make thee shiver, And bend unto my bow, and fear my quiver."

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