Sighs

Original Text: 
Wits Recreations (Facetiae), vol. 2, p. 225. LE .C F1385 Robarts Library
1  All night I muse, all day I cry,
2       Ay me!
3Yet still I wish, though still deny,
4       Ay me!
5I sigh, I mourn, and say that still
6I only live my joys to kill,
7       Ay me !
8  I feed the pain that on me feeds,
9       Ay me!
10My wound I stop not, though it bleeds,
11       Ay me!
12Heart, be content, it must be so,
13For springs were made to overflow,
14       Ay me!
15  Then sigh and weep, and mourn thy fill,
16       Ay me!
17Seek no redress, but languish still,
18       Ay me!
19Their griefs more willing they endure
20That know when they are past recure,
21       Ay me!
Publication Start Year: 
1640
RPO poem Editors: 
N. J. Endicott
RPO Edition: 
2RP.1.511; RPO 1996-2000.
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