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Come night as dark as pitch surround my head

DMI number:
22702
Poem Aliases
Gay. Shepherd's Week. Wednesday.
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Evidence:
First Line:
Come night as dark as pitch surround my head
Last Line:
Tis hard so true a damsel dies a maid
Poem Genre / Form:
Couplet, Extract / snippet from longer work, and Pastoral
Themes:
Death, Love, and Nature
Related People
Author:
John Gay
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Extract from The Shepherd's Week. Wednesday. Dearing and Beckwith (1974) I: 104-108.
Related Poems
First Line:
The wailings of a maiden I recite
Last Line:
And till tomorrow comes defers her fate
Relationship:
Extract Of/Extracted In
Comments:
Content/Publication
Title:
Memoirs of the life and writings of Alexander Pope, esq. [ESTC T88302]
Page No(s):
pp.146-147
Poem Title:
[No title]
Attribution:
Mr. Gay
Attributed To:
John Gay