Two Bookes of Ayres:
The Second Booke

XIII.
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 ;                                   10
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.                                   20




Source:
Campion, Thomas. Campion's Works. Percival Vivian, Ed.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1909. 139-140.




RealAudio sample from the CD by Linell & Rickards
Early Music - Campion: Lute Songs.




Music:
"There Is None, O None But You" by Campion, Thomas.
Sequenced by Harald Lillmeyer. Used with permission.




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