Song 3

Here You will find a poem by Edmund Waller (1606-78) called “To my young Lady”. Click on  YoungLady to see the scores by G.v.Woggelum.

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To my young Lady, Lucy Sidney

 Why came I so untimely forth
Into a world which wanting thee
Could entertaine us with no worth
Or shadow of felicity ?
That time should me so far remove
From that which I was born to love

Yet fairest blossome do not slight
That age which you may know so soone;
The rosy morne resignes her light
And milder glory to the noon;
And then what wonders shall you do
Whose dawning beauty warmes us so ?
Hope waits upon the flowry prime;
And summer though it be lesse gay,
Yet is not look’d on as a time
Of declination or decay:
For with a full hand that doth bring
All that was promis’d by the spring

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