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May 24

John Wain died, 1994

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Question:

Christopher Marlowe's "The Passionate Shepherd to his Love" is a classic poem of ingenuous entreaty. Which of Marlowe's fellow Elizabethans wrote a skeptical response to his poem?

Answer ->

Sir Walter Ralegh. His "The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd" expresses doubts about the "truth in every shepherd's tongue."

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