The Passionate Shepherd to His Love
by Christopher Marlowe
The Passionate Shepherd to His Love Man and the Natural World Quotes
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And we will all the pleasures prove,
That valleys, groves, hills and fields,
Woods, or steepy mountain yield. (2-4)
The speaker lists multiple country landscapes in quick succession to emphasize the variety of scenery and activities available in the countryside. And no matter where they go, if it's green, the two of them will be happy.
A gown made of the finest wool,
Which form our pretty lambs we pull (13-14)
Nature is not only in harmony with itself, it's willing and able to provide everything two people would need to survive. Of course, we're getting this through the speaker's eyes, so it's entirely possible that the picture we're getting of nature here is—shall we say?—less than accurate.