Two Bookes of Ayres:|
The Second Booke.
by Thomas Campion.
O deare that I with thee might liue,
From humane trace remoued :
Where iealous care might neither grieue,
Yet each dote on their loued.
While fond feare may colour finde, Loue's seldome pleased ;
But much like a sicke mans rest, it's soone diseased.
Why should our mindes not mingle so,
When loue and faith is plighted,
eyther might the others know,
Alike in all delighted ?
Why should frailtie breed suspect, when hearts are fixed ?
Must all humane ioyes of force with griefe be mixed ?
How oft haue wee eu'n smilde in teares,
Our fond mistrust repenting ?
when heauenly fire appeares,
So melts loues
Vexed kindnesse soone fals off and soone returneth :
Such a flame the more you quench the more it burneth.
Percival Vivian, Ed.
Clarendon Press, 1909. 136-137.