Daffodils, hedge, hay

The Winter’s Tale, [4.3.1-12]. Autolycus (singing). “When daffodils begin to peer,/ With heigh, the doxy over the dale!/ Why, then comes in the sweet o’ the year;/ For the red blood reigns in the winter’s pale.// The white sheet bleaching on the hedge,/ With heigh, the sweet birds, O, how they sing!/ Doth set my pugging tooth on edge;/ For a quart of ale is a dish for a king.// The lark, that tirra-lyra chants,/ With heigh, with heigh, the thrush and the jay!/ Are summer songs for me and my aunts,/ While we lie tumbling in the hay.”

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