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The Passionate Shepherd to His Love

This poem was written by English playwright/poet Christopher Marlowe. This work is also known as: "Come Live with Me and Be My Love."  This lyric poem purports to be the words of a shepherd speaking to his beloved.  Its simple, musical language and fanciful imagery create an idyll of innocent love.    The version of the poem that was printed in 1599 in The Passionate Pilgrim contained four stanzas attributed to William Shakespeare; the poem was printed again in 1600, in England’s Helicon, with the six stanzas attributed to Marlowe.


LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms

  • Marlowe, Christopher (Author Keywords)
  • “Come Live with Me and Be My Love”
  • “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love”

Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • PR1175.C55

Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Harmon, William.  The Classic Hundred Poems: All-Time Favorites. 1998.

                         Call Number:  PR1175.C55 1998

  • Rubin, Robert Alden.  Poetry Out Loud. 1993.

                      Call Number: PR1175 .P6578 1993

Reference Materials

  • Critical Survey of PoetryCall Number:  REF PN1021.C7

o   Vol.5, p. 2496-2497

  • Magill’s Survey of World Literature Revised EditionCall Number:  REF PN523.M29

o   Vol.4, p. 1672

  • Masterplots II: Poetry SeriesCall Number:  REF PN1110.5.M37

o   Vol.6, p 2946-2948

  • Poetry for StudentsCall Number:  REF PN1112.P752.

o   Vol.22, p. 143-172

Research Databases

To access Valencia’s research databases, open your Atlas account, select ‘Search the Library’, then select ‘Databases A-Z’.

  • Literary Reference Center Plus (EBSCO)
  • Literary Resources from Gale

This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check LINCCWeb, Valencia East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.

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