Woeful Heart, with grief oppressèd! Since my fortunes most distressèd From my joys hath me removèd, Follow those sweet eyes adorèd! Those sweet eyes wherein are storèd All my pleasures best belovèd. Fly my breast — leave me forsaken — Wherein Grief his seat hath taken, All his arrows through me darting! Thou mayst live by her sunshining: I shall suffer no more pining By thy loss than by her parting.
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- by John Dowland (1562 - 1626), "Woeful heart, with grief oppressèd!", published 1600 [voice and lute or orpharion], from the collection Second Book of Songs or Airs [text verified 1 time]
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