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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Elizabethan Verse.  1907.
There Is a Lady Sweet and Kind
THERE 1 is a Lady sweet and kind,
Was never face so pleased my mind;
I did but see her passing by,
And yet I love her till I die.
Her gesture, motion, and her smiles,        5
Her wit, her voice my heart beguiles,
Beguiles my heart, I know not why,
And yet I love her till I die.
Cupid is winged and doth range,
Her country so my love doth change:        10
But change she earth, or change she sky,
Yet will I love her till I die.
Note 1. From Thomas Ford’s Music of Sundry Kinds, 1607. Also printed in The Golden Garland of Princely Delights, 1620. [back]

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