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Francis Pilkington

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Songs or Ayres of 4.parts:

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XVIII. Beautie sat bathing by a spring.

   Beautie sat bathing by a spring, 
   Where fairest shades did hide her : 
   The winds blew calme, the birds did sing, 
   The coole streames ranne beside her. 
   My wanton thoughts entic'd mine eie, 
   To see what was forbidden : 
   But better memory said fie, 
   So vaine desire was chidden. 
            Hey nony, hey nony, hey hey, 
            hey nony no nony nony.  (not in the original poem)

   Into a slumber then I fell, 
   When fond imagination, 
   Seemed to see, but could not tell, 
   Her feature, or her fashion. 
   But euen as Babes in dreames doe smile, 
   And sometime fall a-weeping : 
   So I a-wakt as wise this while, 
   As when I fell a sleeping. 
            Hey nonnie, nonnie. &c. 

Antony Munday 1560-1633 "Englands Helicon", 1600


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