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Lyrical Poems by Lutenist John Dowland [1563-1626]
You are now hearing "Come Again" (below) in instrumental version by the Internet Renaissance Band.  Click on the poem to hear the poem recitation.

 

Come again,
Sweet love doth now invite
Thy graces that refrain
To do me due delight,
To see, to hear, to touch, to kiss, to die
With thee again in sweetest sympathy
 [repeat] To see, to hear, to touch, to kiss, to die
With thee again in sweetest sympathy

Come again,
That I may cease to mourn
Thro' thy unkind disdain;
For now, left and forlorn,
I sit, I sigh, I weep, I faint, I die
In deadly pain and endless misery.
[repeat] I sit, I sigh, I weep, I faint, I die
In deadly pain and endless misery.

Gentle Love,
Draw forth thy wounding dart,
Thou canst not pierce her heart,
For I that to approve,
By sighs and tears more hot than are thy shafts,
Did tempt while she for triumph laughs.
[repeat] By sighs and tears more hot than are thy shafts,
Did tempt while she for triumph laughs.

 
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