The Nymph's Reply To The Shepherd

The Nymph's Reply To The Shepherd

“The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd” (1596), by Walter Raleigh, is a poem that responds to and parodies the poem “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love” (1593) by Christopher Marlowe. In her reply to the shepherd's invitation, the nymph presents her rejection of the shepherd's courtship for a life of pastoral idyll.

Sir Walter Raleigh

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