As deadly serpents lurking (Thomas Weelkes)

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  • CPDL #25271:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-01-03).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 16 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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Title: As deadly serpents lurking
Composer: Thomas Weelkes

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SAB or SAT
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1608 in Ayres or Phantasticke Sprits for Three Voices (London)

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Original text and translations

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1. As deadly serpents lurking,
 So envy lyeth working,
 Still to disgrace those men,
 Which do strive by virtue's fame
 To augment their height of name,
 By labour, art and pen.

2. But let all carping Momi,
 And idle foolish Zoili,
 Whatsoe'er they will report,
 I put myself in venture
 To judgement's learned censure
 And men of better sort.