Alas what hope of speeding Where hope beguiled lies bleeding? She bade come when she spied me, And when I came she flied me. Thus when I was beguiled, She at my sighing smiled. But if you take such pleasure Of hope and joy my treasure, By deceit to bereave me, Love me, and so deceive me.
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- by John Wilbye (1574 - 1638), "Alas what hope of speeding", published 1598 [ vocal quartet], madrigal [text verified 1 time]
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