The Passionate Shepherd to His Love

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The Passionate Shepherd to His Love is a poem written by the English poet Christopher Marlowe in the 1590s.

In addition to being one of the most well-known love poems in the English language, it is considered one of the earliest examples of the pastoral style of British poetry in the late Renaissance period.

The poem was the subject of a well-known "reply" by Walter Raleigh, called The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd.

The poem was used as the lyrics of 1930s-style swing melody in the 1995 movie Richard III based on the play of the same name by William Shakespeare, who was a contemporary of Marlowe. Template:Wikisource

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