Syker thou speakes lyke a lewde ,
of HeauenHeaven to demen so:
How be I am but rude and ,
yet nearer wayes I knowe.
has bene an old sayd sawe.
Alsoone may shepheard clymbe to
that leades in lowly dales,
As Goteherd prowd that sitting hye,
vponupon the Mountaine sayles.
The hylls, where dwelled ,
I reuerencereverence and adore:
Not for themselfe, but for the sayncts,
And nowe they bene to heauenheaven
theyr good is with them goe:
Theyr sample onely to vsus lent,
Shepheards they weren of the best,
and liuedlived in lowlye leas:
And sith theyr soules bene now at rest,
But now (thanked be God therefore)
the world is well amend,
Their weedes bene not so nighly wore,
such simplesse mought them
They bene yclad in
(Moughtmought they good sheepeheards bene)bene).
I saye as some hauehave seene.
For (if thou
late on Pilgrimage
To Rome, (if such be
Rome)Kome)Rome) and then
he sawe thilke misusage.
For shepeheards (sayd he) there doen ,
other where:other where,otherwhere:otherwhere:
bene all misgone,
shepheards han we none,
they keepen all the path.