Of flattering speech (William Byrd)

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General Information

Title: Of flattering speech
Composer: William Byrd
Lyricist: Geoffrey Whitney

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SST
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1611 in Psalmes, Songs, and Sonnets, no. 2

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Original text and translations

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Of flattring speach with sugred words beware:
Suspect the heart, whose face doth fawne and smile,
With trusting these the world is clogde with care,
And few there be can scape these Vipers vile,
With pleasing speach they promise and protest,
When hatefull hearts lye hid within their brest.