Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Ask The Puma Research Guides: The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd

Quick start research guides to hundreds of assignments given at Valencia East Campus.


The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd


The poem “The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd” by Sir Walter Raleigh (Ralegh), written in 1599, is a response to Christopher Marlowe’s “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love”.  The Nymph's reply shows that she denies and refuses every single argument that the shepherd states. She would go with him if the world and love were young, which is impossible. Moreover, she also expresses her opinion that all the pleasures he offered are not true.



LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms


  • Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd
  • Sir Walter Raleigh
  • Sir Walter Ralegh



Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves


  • PR1105
  • PR1175



Circulating Books – A Selected List


  • Lim, Walter S.H.  The Art of Empire: The Poetics of Colonialism from Ralegh to Milton. 1998.  Call Number:  PR428. I54 L56 1998.



Reference Materials


  • Concise Columbia Book of Poetry Call Number:  REF PR1175 .C6443 1990

o   Pgs.182-83

  • Poetry CriticismCall Number:  REF PN1010 .P6

o   Vol. 31, pgs. 235, 269

  • Poetry for StudentsCall Number:  REF PN1112 .P752

o   Vol. 14, pgs. 239-253

  • Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800Call Number:  REFPN 86 .L53

o   Vol. 39, pgs. 96, 121

  • Sauer, Michelle M.,  Facts on File Companion to British Poetry Before 1600Call Number:  REF PR1175 .F19 2008

o   Pgs. 293-294



Research Databases


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



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.

Valencia College East Campus Library

Last Revised November 21, 2021

Subject Guide

Profile Photo
Erich Heintzelman
Valencia College - East Campus
701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail
Office: Building 4-217
Phone: 407-582-2886
The Valencia College libraries do not welcome solicitation of resources to be added to our LibGuides. This includes but is not limited to vendors, search engine optimizers, placement of ads, products, or any other requests. Our LibGuides are carefully curated resources developed in partnership with faculty, staff, and students to support specific assignments, courses, events, and other related purposes at Valencia College. The Valencia libraries reserve the right to ignore LibGuide resource solicitations, and/or block persistent requests from groups or individuals to add or promote links in our LibGuides.