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1 a shepherd in the Idylls of Theocritus and the Eclogues of Virgil;

2 a character in Sidney's Arcadia, a base herdsman who has become a royal favourite;

3 an old shepherd (representing a Cambridge academic?) in Milton's Lycidas.

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