by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Wake, sleepy Thyrsis, wake
Language: English 
Wake, sleepy Thyrsis, wake
For Love and Venus’ sake!
Come, let us mount the hills
Which Zephyrus with cool breath fills;
Or let us tread new alleys,
In yonder shady valleys.
Rise, rise, rise, rise!
Lighten thy heavy eyes:[Pg 145]
See how the streams do glide
And the green meads divide:
But stream nor fire shall part
This and this joinèd heart.

Lyrics from the Song-Books of the Elizabethan Age, ed. by A. H. Bullen, London, John C. Nimmo, 1887, pages 144-145.


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This text was added to the website: 2014-02-25
Line count: 12
Word count: 62