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Thomas Campion

The Third Booke of Ayres


IX. O neuer to be moued

       1  O neuer to be moued
           O beauty vnrelenting :
       Hard hart too dearely loued,
           Fond loue too late repenting :
       Why did I dreame of too much blisse ?
       Deceitfull hope was cause of this.
           O heare mee speake this and no more
           Liue you in ioy, while I my woes deplore.

       2  All comforts despayred
           Distaste your bitter scorning,
       Great sorrowes vnrepayred
           Admit no meane in mourning :
       Dye wretch, since hope from thee is fled ;
       He that must dye is better dead.
           O deare delight, yet ere I dye
           Some pitty shew, though you reliefe deny.



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