Despiteful thus unto myself, I languish (John Wilbye)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-09-17). Score information: A4, 9 pages, 77 kB Copyright: CPDL
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Title: Despiteful thus unto myself, I languish
Composer: John Wilbye
Description: 2nd part of a 2-part madrigal; the 1st part is Where most my thoughts
Original text and translations
Despiteful thus unto myself, I languish,
And in disdain, myself from joy I banish,
These secret thoughts enwrap me so in anguish,
That life, I hope. will soon from body vanish;
And to some rest will quickly be conveyed,
That on no joy, while so I liv’d, hath stayed.