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Thomas Campion

The Fovrth Booke of Ayres


VI. So sweet is thy discourse

            1 So sweet is thy discourse to me,
       And so delightfull is thy sight,
            As I taste nothing right but thee.
       O why inuented Nature light ?
                Was it alone for beauties sake,
                That her grac't words might better take ?

            2 No more can I old ioyes recall,
       They now to me become vnknowne,
            Not seeming to haue beene at all.
       Alas how soone is this loue growne
                 To such a spreading height in me,
                 As with it all must shadowed be ?



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