Turne all thy thoughts to eyes
by Thomas Campion

Turne all thy thoughts to eyes,
Turn al thy haires to eares,
Change all thy friends to spies,
And all thy ioyes to feares :
    True Loue will yet be free,
    In spite of Iealousie.

Turne darknesse into day,
Coniectures into truth,
Beleeue what th' enuious say,
Let age interpret youth :
    True Loue will yet be free,
    In spite of Iealousie.

Wrest euery word and looke,
Racke eu'ry hidden thought,
Or fish with golden hooke ;
True loue cannot be caught.
    For that will still be free,
    In spite of Iealousie.




Source:
Campion, Thomas. Campion's Works. Percival Vivian, Ed.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1909. 185.



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