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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed. Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
England: Vols. I–IV. 1876–79.



By William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

BELIEVE me, noble lord,

I am a stranger here in Gloustershire.

These high wild hills and rough uneven ways

Draw out our miles, and make them wearisome,

And yet your fair discourse hath been as sugar,

Making the hard way sweet and délectable.

But, I bethink me, what a weary way

From Ravenspurg to Cotswold will be found

In Ross and Willoughby, wanting your company;

Which, I protest, hath very much beguiled

The tediousness and process of my travel.