Mine eye hath play'd the Painter (Michael Gray)

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  • (Posted 2021-12-24)  CPDL #67212:     
Editor: Michael Gray (submitted 2021-12-24).   Score information: Letter (landscape), 8 pages, 223 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
Edition notes: Please do not alter this piece beyond the direction of the composer. The CC license calls for "No Derivatives."

General Information

Title: Mine eye hath play'd the Painter
Composer: Michael Gray
Lyricist: William Shakespeare
Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SAB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 2021
Description: Part of an on-going collection of SAB music called "Book of Sonnets"

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Original text and translations

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Mine eye hath play'd the Painter and hath stell'd,
Thy beauties form in table of my heart,
My body is the frame wherein 'tis held,
And perspective, it is best Painter's art.
For through the Painter must you see his skill,
To find where your true Image pictur'd lies,
Which in my bosom's shop is hanging still,
That hath his windows glazed with thine eyes:
Now see what good-turns eyes for eyes have done:
Mine eyes have drawn thy shape, and thine for me
Are windows to my breast, wherethrough the sun
Delights to peep, to gaze therein on thee
  Yet eyes this cunning want to grace their art
  They draw but what they see, know not the heart.

William Shakespeare (Sonnet XXIV)