Sister, Awake! Close not Your Eyes
Thomas Bateson, Cantus. The first set of English madrigales (London: T. Este, 1604). Short-title Catalog 1586.
1 Sister, awake! close not your eyes,
2 The day her light discloses;
3And the bright morning doth arise
4 Out of her bed of roses.
5 See the clear sun, the world's bright eye,
6 In at our window peeping;
7Lo, how he blusheth to espy
8 Us idle wenches sleeping!
9 Therefore awake, make haste I say,
10 And let us without staying
11All in our gowns of green so gay
12 Into the park a maying.
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RPO poem Editors:
N. J. Endicott
2RP.1.238; RPO 1996-2000.