Percy Society Volume 15

Percy Society Volume 15

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ... to thy life, sith shame thyselfe hath nursed. Pleasure, depart where sorrow now remaineth; Joy, fly away, and come not where griefe resteth; Solace must die, since anguish daily paineth; Rest, leave thy rest, sith torture still molesteth. My lovinge hart, that never lov'd but one, Receives his death by none but hir alone. Pacience, for paines with paine must be contented, And quietnes shall alwaies now be weepinge; Mones will be still, though mourninges be repented, Griefe, paine and smart can never more be sleeping. Pleasure and joye are dead and almoste rotten, Solace and rest begonn and all forgotton. HEARINGE songs of sorrowes monings, Where deepe sadnes wrought with gronings, Patience all alone was sleepinge, And pitty sigh'd with bitter weepinge. Love and vertues eies were bleedinge, Hope a heavy happ was reedinge, And amongst them all discovered, That which cannot be recovered. Nature wailed, oh! death have moved, Death hath slayne hir best beloved. Virgins mourne with endless measure, Havinge lost their chiefest treasure. Come, sweet muses, leave your singinge, Let your hands your hands be wringinge; Teare your haires of golden wyers, Sith you lost your whole desires. Leave your dauncinge, with your playinge, Hope and joye is now decayinge. Nymphes, leave of your wonted places, Pleasures will be your disgraces; Sporte no more with rounds returninge, Lett your bowers be sett on burninge. With your teares then quench the fires, Love and pittye this requires. Then make cries crie with heavines, And lett plaints be on readines. Dole and dolour with your anguishe, Show the cause of my sad languishe, And lett griefe with endless smartinge Tribute pay for his departinge. NowE at last leave of lamentinge, Over longe thy care...
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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236823265
  • 9781236823267