Category Archives: The Shepheardes Calender

“The Shepheardes Calender — Aprill”

Albumleaf 160: April 4, 2019 (Bologna) To demonstrate the absent Colin’s skill in song, Hobbinol, who loves him, sings Collin’s lay for Eliza, the queen of shepherds.

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“The Shepheardes Calender — March”

Albumleaf 159: March 6, 2019 (Bologna) Thomalin explains to Willye how he knows that Cupid is afoot, even though the spring has not quite arrived.

“The Shepheardes Calender — Februarie”

Albumleaf 157: February 12, 2019 (Bologna) Cuddie, a herdsman’s boy, and Thenot, an old shepherd, argue the merits of youth and old age in coping with the winter cold.

“Loe I have made a Calender . . .”

Loe I haue made a Calender for euery yeare . . And if I marked well the starres reuolution, It shall continewe till the worlds dissolution . . . Goe lyttle Calender, thou hast a free passeporte, Goe but a lowly gate emongste the meaner sorte. Dare not to match thy pype with Tityrus his […]

“The Shepheardes Calender — Januarye”

Albumleaf 154: January 3, 2019 (Bologna) Colin, a shepherd’s boy, bemoans his unrequited love for Rosalind and likens his state to the barren season around him.  Bereft of hope, he breaks his pipe in pieces.

“The Shepheardes Calender — December”

Albumleaf 153: December 17, 2018 (Bologna) Colin likens his life to the passing of the seasons and bids adieu to the world.  

“The Shepheardes Calender — November”

Albumleaf 150: November 15, 2018 (Bologna) Colin sings of Dido’s death.  

“The Shepheardes Calender — To His Booke”

Albumleaf 149: October 25, 2018 (Bologna) Goe little booke: thy selfe present, As child whose parent is unkent . . . And asked, who thee forth did bring A shepheards swaine saye did thee sing, All as his straying flocke he fedde . . . But if that any aske thy name, Say thou wert […]