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Thomas Campion

The Third Booke of Ayres


I. Oft haue I sigh'd

     1   Oft haue I sigh'd for him that heares me not:
     Who absent hath both loue and mee forgot.
     Oh yet I languish still through his delay.
     Dayes seeme as yeares, when wisht friends breake their day.

     2   Had hee but lou'd as common louers vse,
     His faithlesse stay some kindnesse would excuse :
     O yet I languish still, still constant mourne
     For him that can breake vowes, but not returne.



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