by Thomas Nashe (1567 - 1601)

Movement IV. Madrigal con ritornelli
Language: English 
Autumn hath all the Summer's fruitful treasure;
   Gone is our sport, fled is poor Corydon's pleasure;
Short days, sharp days, long nights, come on apace.
   Ah! who shall hide us from the Winter's face?
Cold doth increase, the sickness will not cease,
   And here we lie, God knows with little ease.
From Winter, Plague, and Pestilence, good Lord deliver us.

London doth mourn, Lambeth is quite forlorn,
   Trades cry, Woe worth, that ever they were born;
The want of term is town and city's harm,
   Close chambers do we want to keep us warm.
Long banished must we live from our friends:
   This low-built house will bring us to our ends.
From Winter, Plague, and Pestilence, good Lord deliver us.

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This text was added to the website: 2004-07-04
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Word count: 120