Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 12, by THOMAS CAMPION



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First Line: Fair, if you expect admiring
Last Line: I'll fly to her again, and sue for pity to renew my hopes distressed.
Subject(s): Love Nature Of


FAIR, if you expect admiring;
Sweet, if you provoke desiring;
Grace dear love with kind requiting!
Fond, but if thy light be blindness;
False, if thou affect unkindness;
Fly both love and love's delighting!
Then when hope is lost and love is scorned,
I'll bury my desires, and quench the fires that ever yet in vain have burned.

Fates, if you rule lovers' fortune;
Stars, if men your powers importune;
Yield relief by your relenting!
Time, if sorrow be not endless,
Hope made vain, and pity friendless,
Help to ease my long lamenting!
But if griefs remain still unredressed,
I'll fly to her again, and sue for pity to renew my hopes distressed.





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