Could ever hear by tale or history,
The course of true love never did run smooth.
The story of Daphnis and Chloé was written in the second century by Longus. In it, an innocent young man (Daphnis) and woman (Chloé) fall in love but events go awry due to raiders, other suitors, mistaken identities, and pirates. It isn't too much of a spoiler to tell you that things end happily, though, is it?
Listening to an excellent youth orchestra performance of part of Maurice Ravel's Daphnis and Chloé this Music Monday: