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The Third and Last Booke of Songs or Aires (1603) (20): `What poor astronomers are they`

The Third and Last Booke of Songs or Aires (1603) (20):  `What poor astronomers are they`,  ()

(1563–1626)

The Third and Last Booke of Songs or Aires (1603) (20): `What poor astronomers are they`


1. What poor astronomers are they
take women`s eyes for stars,
and set their thoughts in battle `ray,
to fight such idle wars,
when in the end they shall approve
`tis but a jest drawn out of...
1. What poor astronomers are they
take women`s eyes for stars,
and set their thoughts in battle `ray,
to fight such idle wars,
when in the end they shall approve
`tis but a jest drawn out of love.

2. And love itself is but a jest,
devis`d by idle heads,
to catch young fancies in the nest
and lay it in fools` beds;
that, being hatch`d in Beauty`s eyes,
they may be fledg`d ere they be wise.

3. But yet it is a sport to see
how wit will run on wheels,
while will cannot persuaded be,
with that which reason feels;
that women`s eyes and stars are odd,
and Love is but a feigned god.

4. But such as will run mad with will,
I cannot clear their sight,
but leave them to their study still,
to look where is no light.
`Till them too late we make them try,
they study false astronomy!


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