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Thomas Campion

The Fovrth Booke of Ayres


I. Leaue prolonging

     1   Leaue prolonging thy distresse,
     All delayes afflict the dying.
     Many lost sighes long I spent, to her for mercy crying:
              But now vaine mourning cease,
              Ile dye, and mine owne griefes releafe.

     2   Thus departing from this light
     To those shades that end all sorrow,
     Yet a small time of complaint, a little breath Ile borrow,
              To tell my once delight
              I dye alone through her despight.



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