Two Bookes of Ayres:
The Second Booke
by Thomas Campion.
There is none, O none but you,
That from mee estrange your sight,
Whom mine eyes affect to view
Or chained eares heare with delight.
Other beauties others moue,
In you I all graces find ;
Such is the effect of loue,
To make them happy that are kinde.
Women in fraile beauty trust,
Onely seeme you faire to mee ;
Yet proue truely kinde and iust,
For that may not dissembled be.
Sweet, afford me then your sight,
That, suruaying all your lookes,
Endlesse volumes I may write
And fill the world with enuyed bookes :
Which when after ages view,
All shall wonder and despaire,
Woman to finde man so true,
Or man a woman halfe so faire.
Campion, Thomas. Campion's Works. Percival Vivian, Ed.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1909. 139-140.
RealAudio sample from the CD by Linell
Music - Campion: Lute Songs.