Two Bookes of Ayres:|
The Second Booke
by Thomas Campion.
Where shall I refuge seeke, if you refuse mee ?
In you my hope, in you my fortune lyes,
In you my life, though you vniust accuse me,
My seruice scorn, and merit vnderprise
O bitter griefe, that exile is become
Reward for faith, and pittie deafe and dumbe.
Why should my firmnesse finde a seate so wau'ring ?
My simple vowes, my loue you entertain'd ;
Without desert the same againe disfau'ring ;
Yet I my word and passion hold vnstain'd.
Oh wretched me, that my chiefe ioy should breede
My onely griefe and kindnesse pitty neede !
Campion, Thomas. Campion's Works. Percival Vivian, Ed.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1909. 145.