Tired with all these, for restful death...
Tired with all these, for restful death I cry,
As, to behold desert a beggar born,
And needy nothing trimm'd in jollity,
And purest faith unhappilly forsworn,
And gilded honour shamefully misplaced,
[And maiden virtue rudely strumpeted]1
And right perfection wrongfully disgraced,
And strength by limping sway disabled,
And art made tongue-tied by authority,
And folly, doctor-like, controlling skill,
And simple truth miscalled simplicity,
And captive good attending captain ill:
[Tired with all these, from these would I be gone,
Save that, to die, I leave my love alone.]2
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1 omitted by Eisler.
2 instead of the last two lines Eisler repeats the first.
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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Gary Bachlund (b. 1947), "Sonnet LXVI - "Tir'd with all these, for restful death I cry"", 2002 [high voice or medium voice and piano], from Five Sonnets, no. 5 [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by Hanns Eisler (1898 - 1962), "Shakespeares Sonnet Nr. 66", 1942, from Sonette Lieder, no. 4 [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by Richard Simpson (1820 - 1876), "Sonnet LXVI", 1864-5 [medium voice and piano] [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
- by Harri Vuori (b. 1957), "Sonnet 66", 1999, published 1999 [tenor and viola da gamba], from From Day to Dream / Päivästä uneen päin, neljä W. Shakespearen tummaa sonettia, no. 4 [ sung text checked 1 time]
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