A painted tale (Thomas Morley)
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Title: A Painted Tale
Composer: Thomas Morley
Description: #1 from Morley's First Book of Ayres
Original text and translations
A painted tale by poets’ skill devised,
Where words well plac’d great store of love profess’d,
In Love’s attire can never mask disguis’d;
For looks and sighs true love can best express.
And he whose words his passions right can tell
Doth more in words than in true love excel.