Thus saith my Cloris bright

John Wilbye 1574 (Diss) – 1638 (Colchester)



Thus saith my Cloris bright,
when we of Love sit downe and talke together,
Beware of Love, deere, Love is a walking sprite,
And Love is this and that,
And O I wot not what,
And comes and goes againe,
I wot not whither,
No, no, these are but bugs to breed amazing,
for in her eies I saw his torch light blazing.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on April 11, 2023

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Scheme ABACDEBFF
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 310
Words 65
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 9

John Wilbye

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

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