There where I saw her lovely beauty painted, where Venus-like my sacred Goddess shineth, there with precellent object mine eyes fainted, that fair but fatal star my dole divineth. As soon as morning in her light appeareth her sweet salute my mind o'erclouded cleareth; when night again the day's delight bereaveth, my heart's true sacrifice she quick receiveth. But night and day she craftily forsakes me, to tedious day, to loathsome night betakes me.
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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), "There where I saw", published 1609 [ vocal quintet], madrigal [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Bart O'Brien
This text was added to the website: 2004-12-08
Line count: 10
Word count: 74