No grief is like to mine (Robert Parsons)

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  • (Posted 2005-09-14)  CPDL #09538:  Network.png
Editor: George Steel (submitted 2005-09-14).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 55 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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Title: No grief is like to mine
Composer: Robert Parsons

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Countertenor solo
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: Viol consort

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Original text and translations

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No grief is like to mine,
Which naught but death can swage.
My help is hurt; my weal is woe;
My rest is ruthless rage.
My comfort is my care;
My safety shipwreck is.
My medicine is my misery,
And bale is all my bliss.
Farewell, my friendly foe!
Pandolpho proud, farewell!
Farewell the causer of my woe!
I love, and loathe to live,
I live and long to die.
Come death, dispatch her life,
She yield, to die;
Come death, dispatch her life,
She doth desire to die.