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The First Booke of Songs or Ayres (1597) (12): `Rest awhile, you cruel cares`

The First Booke of Songs or Ayres (1597) (12):  `Rest awhile, you cruel cares`,  ()

(1563–1626)

The First Booke of Songs or Ayres (1597) (12): `Rest awhile, you cruel cares`


1 Rest awhile, you cruel cares,
Be not more severe than love.
Beauty kills and beauty spares,
And sweet smiles sad sighs remove.
Laura, fair queen of my delight,
Come grant me love in love`s...
1 Rest awhile, you cruel cares,
Be not more severe than love.
Beauty kills and beauty spares,
And sweet smiles sad sighs remove.
Laura, fair queen of my delight,
Come grant me love in love`s despite,
And if I ever fail to honour thee,
Let this heav`nly light I see
Be as dark as hell to me.

2 If I speak, my words want weight,
Am I mute, my heart doth break,
If I sigh, she fears deceit,
Sorrow then for me must speak.
Cruel unkind, with favour view
The wound that first was made by you,
And if my torments feigned be,
Let this heav`nly light I see
Be as dark as hell to me.

3 Never hour of pleasing rest
Shall revive my dying ghost,
Till my soul hath repossessed
The sweet hope which love hath lost.
Laura, redeem the soul that dies
By fury of thy murd`ring eyes,
And if it proves unkind to thee,
Let this heav`nly light I see
Be as dark as hell to me.


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: Oboist , 02.09.2012 14:18            (0)  
 
 

 
 
     
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