A silly Sylvan kissing heaven-born fire, Scorched his lips for his so fond desire. I, not so fond, but gazed whilst such fire burned, And all my heart straight into flames was turned. The Sylvan justly suffered for his kiss, His fire was stolen, and stolen things go amiss. But I alas unjustly, for to have her Her heavenly fire the God and Graces gave her.
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- by John Wilbye (1574 - 1638), "A silly Sylvan", published 1609 [ vocal quintet], madrigal [text verified 1 time]
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Word count: 66