See those sweet eyes - Love would discharge (William Byrd)
- Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2003-11-03). Score information: A4, 5 pages, 108 kB Copyright: CPDL
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Title: See those sweet eyes - Love would discharge
Composer: William Byrd
Original text and translations
See those sweet eyes,
those more than sweetest eyes,
eyes whom the starres exceede not in their grace:
See Love at gaze,
Love that faine would devise,
but cannot speake to plead his wondrous case.
Love would discharge,
the dewty of his hart,
in beauties praise, whose greatnes doth denye,
wordes to his thoughts,
& thoughts to her desart,
which high conceyts since nothing can supply.
Love heere constraynd,
through conquest to confesse,
byds silence sighe,
that tongue cannot expresse.