Hard destinies are Love and Beauty parted! Fair Daphne so disdainful! Cupid, thy shafts are too unjustly darted, fond Love, thy wounds be painful. But sith my lovely jewel is prov'd so coy and cruel, I'1l 1ive and frolic in her beauty's treasure, but languish faint and die, in her displeasure.
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- by John Wilbye (1574 - 1638), "Hard destinies are Love and Beauty parted!", 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: 8
Word count: 51