Thomas Heywood




WITH fair Ceres, Queen of Grain,
     The reaped fields we roam, roam, roam:
Each country peasant, nymph, and swain,
     Sing their harvest home, home, home;
Whilst the Queen of Plenty hallows
Growing fields as well as fallows.

Echo, double all our lays,
     Make the champians1 sound, sound, sound,
To the Queen of Harvest's praise,
     That sows and reaps our ground, ground, ground.
Ceres, Queen of Plenty, hallows
Growing fields as well as fallows.


Lyrics from the Dramatists of the Elizabethan Age.
A. H. Bullen, ed. London: John C. Nimmo, 1889. 148.


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