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Andrew Gibbs
25 January 2008

'See how they coast the downs'
Ink and watercolour

The words are from 'Fly not so swift' - a madrigal
for four voices published in 1609 by John Wilbye:

Fly not so swift, my dear, behold me dying, / If not a smiling glance for all my crying, / Yet kill me with thy frowns. / The Satyrs o'er the lawns full nimbly dancing, / Frisk it apace to view thy beauty's glancing. / See how they coast the downs. / Fain wouldst thou turn and yield them their delight, / But that thou fear'st lest I should steal a sight.

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