Sweet honey-sucking Bees, why do you still surfeit on Roses, Pinks and Violets, as if the choicest Nectar lay in them wherewith you store your curious cabinets? Ah make your flight to Melisuavia's lips: there may you revel in Ambrosian cheer, where smiling Roses and sweet Lilies sit, keeping their springtide graces all the year.
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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by John Wilbye (1574 - 1638), "Sweet honey-sucking Bees", published 1609 [ vocal quintet], madrigal; in The Second Set of Madrigals, xvii-xviii [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Bart O'Brien
This text was added to the website: 2004-12-08
Line count: 8
Word count: 55