Love Not Me for Comely Grace

Original Text: 
John Wilbye, The second set of madrigales (1609); facs. edn. (Amsterdam: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, 1973). M Z W68M41609a Music Library.
1Love not me for comely grace,
2For my pleasing eye or face;
3Nor for any outward part,
4No, nor for my constant heart:
5     For those may fail or turn to ill,
6     So thou and I shall sever.
7Keep therefore a true woman's eye,
8And love me still, but know not why;
9     So hast thou the same reason still
10     To doat upon me ever.
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
N. J. Endicott
RPO Edition: 
2RP.1.238; RPO 1996-2000.