There is a Lady Sweet and Kind

There Is a Lady Sweet and Kind by anonymous is a wonderful love poem. Reading it, I instantly wanted to do a recording. Here is my recording and the poem.

There is a Lady Sweet and Kind

There is a lady sweet and kind,
Was never face so pleased my mind;
I did but see her passing by,
And yet I love her till I die.

Her gesture, motion and her smiles,
Her wit, her voice, my heart beguiles,
Beguiles my heart, I know not why,
And yet I love her till I die.

Her free behavior, winning looks,
Will make a lawyer burn his books.
I touched her not, alas, not I,
And yet I love her till I die.

Had I her fast betwixt mine arms,
Judge you that think such sports were harms,
Were’t any harm? No, no, fie, fie!
For I will love her till I die.

Should I remain confinéd there,
So long as Phoebus in his sphere,
I to request, she to deny,
Yet would I love her till I die.

Cupid is wingéd and doth range;
Her country so my love doth change,
But change she earth, or change she sky,
Yet will I love her till I die.

– anonymous

There Is a Lady Sweet and Kind

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