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Thomas Campion

The first Booke of Ayres



      1   Tune thy Musicke to thy hart,
Sing the ioy with thankes, and so thy sorrow :
      Though Deuotion needes not Art,
Sometime of the poore the rich may borrow.

      2   Striue not yet for curious wayes,
Concord pleaseth more the lesse 'tis strained ;
      Zeale affects not outward prayse,
Onely striues to shew a loue vnfained.

      3   Loue can wondrous things effect,
Sweetest Sacrifice, all wrath appeasing :
      Loue the highest doth respect,
Loue alone to him is euer pleasing.


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