his side. The thing is imagined to be don in the Ile of Sicily
by the Sea shore of whose singing, this Idillion is called Bvcoliastae, that is, Singers of a
Daphnis. Menalcas. Gotehearde.
With louely Netehearde Daphnis on the hills, they saie,
Shepehearde Menalcas mett, vpon a summers daie.
Both youthfull striplings, both had yeallow heades of heare,
In whistling both, and both in singing skilfull weare.
Menalcas first, behoulding Daphnis, thus bespake.
Menalcas. Wilt thou in singing, Netehearde Daphnis, vndertake
To striue with me? for