O Mistres Mine Where are you Roming?

Original Text: 
William Shakespeare, "Twelfth Night," Mr. William Shakespeares comedies, tragedies, & tragedies (London: Isaac Jaggard and Ed. Blount, 1623): 261 (Act II, scene 3). STC 22273. Facs. edn.: Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1902. F-10 356 Fisher Rare Book Library (Toronto). New York: Norton, 1968. PR 2751 A15 1968 Robarts Library
2O stay and heare, your true loues coming,
3    That can sing both high and low.
4Trip no further prettie sweeting.
5Iourneys end in louers meeting,
6    Euery wise mans sonne doth know.
7What is loue, tis not heereafter,
8Present mirth, hath present laughter:
9    What's to come, is still vnsure.
10In delay there lies no plentie,
11Then come kisse me sweet and twentie:
12    Youths a stuffe will not endure.


1] The clown's response to Sir Toby's request for a love song. Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
N. J. Endicott
RPO Edition: 
2RP.1.231; re-edited RPO 1996-2000.