A feigned friend (William Byrd)
- Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2003-10-12). Score information: A4, 3 pages, 88 kB Copyright: CPDL
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Title: A feigned friend
Composer: William Byrd
Original text and translations
A fained friend by proofe I finde
to be a greater foe,
Then he that with a spightful minde,
doth seeke my overthrow.
For of the one I can beware,
With craft the other breedes my care.
Such men are like the hidden Rocks,
which in the Seas doe lie:
Against the which each Ship that knocks,
is drowned sodainly.
No greater fraud, nor more unjust,
Then false deceit hid under trust.