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Seccombe and Arber, comps.  Elizabethan Sonnets.  1904.
 
Parthenophil and Parthenophe
Madrigal 9. For glory, pleasure, and fair flourishing
Barnabe Barnes (1569?–1609)
 
FOR glory, pleasure, and fair flourishing;
  Sweet singing, courtly dancing, curious love,
  A rich remembrance; virtue’s nourishing;
            For sacred care of heavenly things;
  For voice’s sweetness, music’s notes above,        5
            When she divinely speaks or sings:
  CLIO, dismount! EUTERPE, silent be!
  THALIA, for thy purple, put on sackcloth!
  Sing hoarse, MELPOMENE! with JOVE’s Harpies three!
TERPSICHORE, break off thy galliard dances!        10
  Leave, ERATO, thy daliance! court in black cloth!
  Thy praises, POLYHYMNIA! She enhances.
  For heavenly zeal, URANIA, She outreacheth.
  Plead not, CALLIOPE! Sing not to thy lute!
        JOVE and MNEMOSINE, both, be mute!        15
  While my PARTHENOPHE, your daughters teacheth.
 
 
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