| Quote #1
Time drives the flocks from field to fold,
These lines are a great example of how the nymph takes specific images from "The Passionate Shepherd" and distorts them through the lens of time, thus removing their romantic appeal.
| Quote #2
The flowers do fade, and wanton fields
By implying the future tense (flowers [will] fade, fields [will] yield), the speaker grammatically reinforces her focus on the future as opposed to the present.
| Quote #3
A honey tongue, a heart of gall,
The proverb-like sound of these lines is meant to invoke proven, old wisdom. The lines reinforce in sound what they say with content: stick with what you know works, don't run off and try something foolish.