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" Now cease, my lute, this is the last Labour, that thou and I shall waste; And ended is that we begun : Now is this song both sung and past; My lute, be still, for I have done. "
Kentish Poets: A Series of Writers in English Poetry, Natives of Or ... - Page 21
by Rowland Freeman - 1821
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Wyclif, Chaucer, earliest drama, renaissance, tr. by W. C. Robinson

Bernhard ten Brink - English literature - 1896
...repent The time that thou hast lost and spent, To cause thy lover's sigh and swoon : Then shalt thou know beauty but lent, And wish and want, as I have done. "Now cease, my lute 1 this is the last Labour, that thou and I shall waste, And ended is that I begun ; ow is this song...
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A History of English Poetry, Volume 2

William John Courthope - English poetry - 1897
...repent The time that thou hast lost and spent, To cause thy lover's sigh and swoon : Then shalt thou know beauty but lent, And wish and want as I have...my lute ! this is the last Labour that thou and I shalt waste, And ended is that I begun ; Now is this song both sung and past : My lute ! be still,...
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English Lyrics: Chaucer to Poe, 1340-1809

William Ernest Henley - English poetry - 1897 - 412 pages
...earnest pain. Trow not alone under the sun Unquit to cause thy lover's plain, Although my lute and I have done. Now cease, my lute, this is the last...Labour that thou and I shall waste, And ended is that we begun : Now is this song both sung and past — My lute, be still, for I have done. Thomas Wyatt....
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English Lyrics: Chaucer to Poe, 1340-1809

William Ernest Henley - English poetry - 1897 - 412 pages
...done. Now cease, my lute, this is the last Labour that thou and I shall waste, And ended is that we begun : Now is this song both sung and past — My lute, be still, for I have done. Thomas Wyatt. IO IN HIS LADY'S PRAISE GIVE place, ye lovers, here before That spent your boasts and...
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The Queen's Hounds and Stag-hunting Recollections: With an Introduction on ...

Thomas Lister Baron Ribblesdale - Great Britain - 1897 - 315 pages
...can hardly accord to Davis the rank of a poet, Lord Rochford is the only poet of our order. Farewell, my Lute, this is the last Labour that thou and I shall waste, For ended is what we began : Now is the song both sung and past, My Lute, be still, for I have done....
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The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions by ..., Volume 1

Thomas Humphry Ward - English poetry - 1899
...repent The time that thou hast lost and spent, To cause thy lovers sigh and swoon : Then shalt thou know beauty but lent, And wish and want, as I have...Labour that thou and I shall waste ; And ended is that we begun : Now is thy song both sung and past ; My lute, be still, for I have done. ON HIS RETURN FROM...
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British Anthologies, Volume 2

Edward Arber - English poetry - 1900
...repent The time that thou hast lost and spent, To cause thy Lovers sigh and swoon: Then, shalt thou know Beauty but lent; And wish and want, as I have...Labour that thou and I shall waste; And ended is that we begun! Now is this Song both sung and past! My Lute, be still! for I have done. HELP me to seek!...
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The Surrey and Wyatt Anthology, 1509-1547 A. D.

Edward Arber - English poetry - 1901 - 315 pages
...repent The time that thou hast lost and spent, To cause thy Lovers sigh and swoon : Then, shall thou know Beauty but lent; And wish and want, as I have...Labour that thou and I shall waste ; And ended is that we begun ! Now is this Song both sung and past ! My Lute, be still ! for I have done. HELP me to seek!...
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The Oxford Book of English Verse, 1250-1900

Arthur Quiller-Couch - English poetry - 1901 - 1084 pages
...repent The time that thou has lost and spent To cause thy lover's sigh and swoon : Then shalt thou know beauty but lent, And wish and want as I have done. Now cease, my lute I this is the last Labour that thou and I shall waste, And ended is that we begun : Now is this song...
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History of English Literature: From the fourteenth century to the death of ...

Bernhard Aegidius Konrad ten Brink - English literature - 1902
...repent The time that thou hast lost and spent, To cause thy lovers sigh and swoon : Then shalt thou know beauty but lent, And wish and want, as I have...sung and past, My lute ! be still, for I have done." At times the earnest and sorrowful tones give way to strains that are lighter, jocose, and even audacious...
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