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Ah! cruel Amarillis

John Wilbye 1574 (Diss) – 1638 (Colchester)



Ah! cruel Amarillis, since thou tak’st delight
To hear the accents of a doleful ditty,
To triumph still without remorse or pity;
I loathe this life,death must my sorrow right;
And lest vain hope my miseries renew,
Come quickly,death,
‘Reave me of breath,
Ah! cruel Amarillis, adieu.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Scheme ABBACDDC
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 287
Words 51
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 8

John Wilbye

John Wilbye (baptized 7 March 1574 – September 1638) was an English madrigal composer. more…

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