Sorrow stay, lend true repentant tears, To a woeful wretched wight, Hence, despair with thy tormenting fears: O do not my poor heart affright. Pity, help now or never, Mark me not to endless pain, Alas I am condemned ever, No hope, no help there doth remain, But down, down, down, down I fall, Down and arise I never shall.
- by Anonymous / Unidentified Author [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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