The arbor of amorous deuises VVherin, young gentlemen may reade many plesant fancies, and fine deuises: and thereon, meditate diuers sweete conceites, to court the loue of faire ladies and gentlewomen by N.B. Gent.
Jones, Richard, fl. 1564-1602., Breton, Nicholas, 1545?-1626?

The lamentable complaint of a Louer.

ACcord your notes vnto my wofull songs,
You chirping birds which hant the cloudy skie,
Cease off your flight▪ and come to heare my wrongs
Compeld by loue▪ mixed with crue••••
Leaue off I say, and help me to lament
My wofull dayes, vntill my time be spent.
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With sorrow great I passe a way the time▪
The which too long I feele vnto my paine,
Too childish is this fond conceit of mine▪
That voyde of hope doth helpelesse still remaine▪
Yet wil I rest til time doth futher serue,
That Aropos doth me of life bereaue.
But fie fond foole, I complaine of disease,
And faultlesse Fortune I begin to blame,
Venus her selfe doth seeke me or to please,
In causing me to loue so rare a dame:
But if (aire Nimph) I might enioy thy sight,
Thy fauour fare would force in me delight.
But I am bannisht from thy comely hew,
Oh thy sweet loue, but yet I wil remaine
For euer thine as perfect louer true,
Without all guile, although thou me disdaine:
And ths I end, although not rest content,
Vntil such time wy wretched dayes are spent▪
Finis.