(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616 / Warwickshire)

O Mistress Mine, Where Are You Roaming? (Twelfth Night, Act Ii, Scene Iii)

O mistress mine, where are you roaming?
O stay and hear! your true-love's coming
That can sing both high and low;
Trip no further, pretty sweeting,
Journey's end in lovers' meeting-
Every wise man's son doth know.

What is love? 'tis not hereafter;
Present mirth hath present laughter;
What's to come is still unsure:
In delay there lies no plenty,-
Then come kiss me, Sweet and twenty,
Youth's a stuff will not endure.

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A real classic captivation on the mind. One of Shakespeare's succinct most sweetest.
classic one.
Job Milton
very nice...very well written.
nice definition- What is love? 'tis not hereafter; Present mirth hath present laughter;
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