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Since First I Saw Your Face (Thomas Ford) Since first I saw your face I resolv'd to honour and reknown ye, If now I be disdained I wish my heart had never known ye. What! I that lov'd and you that lik'd Shall be begin to wrangle? No, no, no, my heart is fast And cannot disentangle. If I admire or praise you too much That fault you may forgive me. Or if my hands had stray'd a touch Then justly might you leave me. I ask'd you leave, you bade me love Is't now a time to chide me? No, no, no, I'll love you still What fortune e'er betide me. The sun, whose beams most glorious are Rejecteth no beholder; And your sweet beauty, past compare, Made my poor eyes the bolder. Where beauty moves and wit delights And signs of kindness find me There, oh there, where'er I go I'll leave my heart behind me. From Songs From Shakespeare's Plays, Kines Published in Music of Sundrie Kindes, Ford, 1607 RG
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