Love in Thy Youth, Fair Maid; Be Wise

Original Text: 
Walter Porter, Madrigales and ayres (London: W. Stansby, 1632). STC 20124.5
1Love in thy youth, fair maid; be wise,
2    Old Time will make thee colder,
3And though each morning new arise
4    Yet we each day grow older.
5Thou as heaven art fair and young,
6    Thine eyes like twin stars shining:
7But ere another day be sprung,
8    All these will be declining.
9Then winter comes with all his fears
10    And all thy sweets shall borrow;
11Too late then wilt thou shower thy tears,
12    And I too late shall sorrow.
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
N. J. Endicott
RPO Edition: 
2RP.1.239; RPO 1996-2000.