by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Weep, o mine eyes
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE
Weep, o mine eyes and cease not,
[alas, these your spring tides methinks]1 increase not. 
O when begin you to swell so high
that I may drown me in you?

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1 Wilbye: "Your spring-tides, out alas, methinks"


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Word count: 30

Pleurez, ô mes yeux, et ne cessez pas
Language: French (Français)  after the English 
Pleurez, ô mes yeux, et ne cessez pas,
Hélas, vos marées de vive eau me semblent ne pas augmenter.
Oh, quand commencerez-vous à monter si haut
Que je puisse me noyer en vous ?

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This text was added to the website: 2011-06-01
Line count: 4
Word count: 34