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Andrew Macphail, comp.  The Book of Sorrow.  1916.
 
XXIII. Grief
Song: ‘Have pitty, Griefe: I can not pay’
By Peter Hausted (c. 1605–1644)
 
HAVE pitty, Griefe: I can not pay
    The tribute which I owe thee, teares;
    Alas those Fountaines are growne dry,
    And ’tis in vain to hope supply
  For others’ eyes; for each man beares        5
    Enough about him of his owne
    To spend his stock of teares upon:
Wooe then the heavens, gentle Love,
  To melt a Cloud for my reliefe,
    Or wooe the Deepe or wooe the Grave,        10
    Wooe what thou wilt so I may have
  Wherewith to pay my debt, for Griefe
    Has vow’d, unlesse I quickly pay,
    To take both life and love away.
 
 
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