a.1.Resembling, or becoming to, a shepherd; pastoral; rustic.
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Thus, in book 2, a distinction is drawn between the courtly audience who delight in the skill that creates the courtier's shepherdly persona and the other onlookers who are merely taken in by the disguise.
In the process of reformulating the boundaries of the genre, while engaging in shepherdly negotiations between the literary past and the cultural present, the poet promotes his own aesthetic, moral, political, and religious interests.