April 19, 2009

There Is A Lady Sweet and Kind

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charm and inspire your busy day.

--Description: 17th C, Ford T., Adoration, Love-- 

There was a lady sweet and kind
Was never face so pleas'd my mind;
I did but see her passing by,
And yet I love her till I die.

Her gesture, motion, and her smiles,
Her wit, her voice, my heart beguiles,
Beguiles my heart, I know not why,
And yet I love her till I die.

Her free behaviour, winning looks,
Will make a lawyer burn his books;
I touch'd her not, alas! not I,
And yet I love her till I die.

Had I her fast betwixt mine arms,
Judge you that think such sports were harms,
Were't any harm? no, no, fie, fie,
For I will love her till I die.

Should I remain confined there
So long as Phoebus in his sphere,
I to request, she to deny,
Yet would I love her till I die.

Cupid is winged and doth range,
Her country so my love doth change:
But change she earth, or change she sky,
Yet will I love her till I die.

Thomas Ford

--Did You Know:  Ford was an English composer, lutenist, viol player and poet.

--Word of the Day: diaphanous (dy-AF-uh-nuhs), adjective
Meaning: 1. Transparent, light, or delicate 2. Vague or hazy.
Example: "In its main sale of the week, the house will offer five watercolors by Turner spanning his career, including the late picture 'The Brunig Pass from Meiringen, Switzerland', a whirlwind of diaphanous color and light."
(Above and Beyond; The New Yorker; Feb 2, 2009.)

--Quote of the Day: All the pictures that hung in my memory before I knew you have faded and given place to our radient moments together. Now I cannot live apart from you...Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
(Sarah Bernhardt)

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