When first mine eyes did view, and marke
Thy faire beawtie to beholde:
And when mine eares listned to hark
The pleasant wordes that thou me tolde,
I would as then I had been free
From eares to heare, and eyes to see.
And when my lips gan first to moue,
Wherby my hart to thee was knowne,
And when my tong did talk of loue,
To thee that hast true loue down throwne:
I would my lips, and tong also,
Had then bene dum, no deale to go.
And when my handes haue handled ought
That thee hath kept in memorie,
And when my fete haue gone and sought
To finde and geat thy company,
I would eche hand a foote had bene,
And I eche foote a hand had sene.
And when in mynde I did consent
To folow this my fansies will:
And when my hart did first relent,
To tast such bayt, my life to spyll,
I would my hart had bene as thyne
Or els thy hart had bene as mine.