Come Live With Me And Be My Love is a poem in the pastoral tradition, a mode of writing which idealizes country life and invariably includes references to shepherds.
The prominent literary theorist Terry Gifford defines three different categories of pastoral literature, one of which is that of contrasting urban life with country life. Come Live With Me and Be My Love seems to fit into this category. The contrast is implicit as opposed to explicit. It lies in naming material goods that would have been found in wealthy 17th century homes. To seduce his love, the speaker idealizes these urban material pleasures in pastoral terms, rather than promoting simple pastoral pleasures. For example, consider: "lined slippers," "purest gold," "silver dishes," and "ivory table" (lines 13, 15, 16, 21, 23).