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The Second Booke of Songs or Ayres (1600) (11): `If flood of tears`

The Second Booke of Songs or Ayres (1600) (11):  `If flood of tears`,  ()

(1563–1626)

The Second Booke of Songs or Ayres (1600) (11): `If flood of tears`


If floods of tears could cleanse my follies past,
And smokes of sighs might sacrifice for sin;
If groaning cries might salve my fault at last,
Or endless moan, for error pardon win:
Then would...
If floods of tears could cleanse my follies past,
And smokes of sighs might sacrifice for sin;
If groaning cries might salve my fault at last,
Or endless moan, for error pardon win:
Then would I cry, weep, sigh and ever moan,
Mine errors, faults, sins, follies past and gone.

I see my hopes must wither in their bud;
I see my favours are no lasting flower.
I see that words will breed no better good
Than loss of time and light`ning, but at hours.
Thus when I see, then thus I say therefore,
That favours, hopes and words can blind no more.


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