This etext edition of The Lady of May derives from the 1605 edition of The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia, pps. 570-576. Long "s" has been modernized, and catchwords and marginalia have been removed. Sixteenth century usage of "i" for "j" and of "u" and "v" has been retained, along with the original spelling. A few errors have been emended within brackets. Many italics, such as those used for proper names, have been omitted. The editor gratefully acknowledges help from Dr. Lyell Asher. Design copyright & (1996) is owned by the University of Oregon; nonprofit use only. R.S. Bear