Cease mine eyes (Thomas Morley)
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Title: Cease mine eyes
Composer: Thomas Morley
Description: No. 15 from Canzonets for three voices
Original text and translations
Cease mine eyes, cease your lamenting,
O cease, alas, this your lamenting.
In vaine you hope of her hard heart's relenting.
O cease your flowing:
drop not so fast, O where no grace is growing.
See she laughs, she smiles, she plays with joy and gladness;
To see your grief and sadness.
O Love, thou art abused;
Was never true love so scornfully thus used.