Fra bank to bank, fra wood to wood I rin, Ourhailit with my feeble fantasie; Like til a leaf that fallis from a tree, Or till a reed ourblawin with the win. Twa gods guides me: the ane of them is blin, Yea and a bairn brocht up in vanitie; The next a wife ingenrit of the sea, And lichter nor a dauphin with her fin. Unhappy is the man for evermair That tills the sand and sawis in the air; But twice unhappier is he, I lairn, That feedis in his hairt a mad desire, And follows on a woman thro the fire, Led by a blind and teachit by a bairn.
- by Mark Alexander Boyd (1563 - 1601), "Cupid and Venus" [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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- by Francis George Scott (1880 - 1958), "Cupid and Venus", published 1934 [voice and piano], from Scottish lyrics set to music, Book 3, no. 10, Bayley & Ferguson [ sung text checked 1 time]
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