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Thomas Campion

The Third Booke of Ayres


IIII. Maydes are simple some men say

       1  Maydes are simple, some men say,
       They forsooth will trust no men :
       But should they mens wils obey,
       Maides were very simple then. 

       2  Truth a rare flower now is growne,
       Few men weare it in their hearts;
       Louers are more easily knowne
       By their follies, then deserts.

       3  Safer may we credit giue
       To a faithlesse wandring Iew,
       Then a young mans vowes beleeue,
       When he sweares his loue is true.

       4  Loue they make a poore blinde childe,
       But let none trust such as hee ;
       Rather then to be beguil'd
       Euer let me simple be.



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