Two Bookes of Ayres:
The First Booke

by Thomas Campion.

Awake, awake, thou heauy spright,
That sleep'st the deadly sleepe of sinne,
    Rise now and walke the waies of light ;
'Tis not too late yet to begin.
        Seeke heauun earely, seeke it late :
        True faith still findes an open gate.

   Get vp, get vp, thou leaden man :
Thy tracks to endlesse ioy or paine,
    Yeelds but the modell of a span ;
Yet burnes out the lifes lampe in vaine.                   10
        One minute bounds thy bane, or blisse,
        Then watch and labour, while time is.

Text source:
Campion, Thomas. Campion's Works. Percival Vivian, Ed.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1909. 125.

"Awake, awake thou heavy sprite" by Campion, Thomas.
Sequenced by Harald Lillmeyer. Used with permission.

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