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O do not wanton with those eyes, Go get thee quickly forth, Could you believe that this the body ever was
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O la jolie, jolie Jeanne.
Nor look too kind on my desires, Even ashes of lovers find no rest.
For then my hopes will spill me.
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List to the heavy part the music bears, Exaudi orationem meam, Domine.
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Woe weeps out her division when she sings. Qui tollis peccata mundi,
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How cam'st thou thus to enter me? Since nature's pride is now a withered daffodil. Laudate Dominum. Alleluia.
Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini.
I ne'er was of thy kind,
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That others should not warm them at my fire,
I wish the sun should shine
Fi, mari de vostre amour.
Cor j'ai ami, noble et de bel a tour.
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On all men's fruit and flow'rs, as well as mine.
Tout l'aime aussi. Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus,
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How cam'st thou thus to enter me?
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Pleni sunt coeli et terra gloria tua. For the salvation of the Lord. O my heart is sorely pained.
Osanna in excelsis. Help us, O Lord. Ah!
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Cast me not away from Thee.
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to our King The women of the race of Eve,
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When willst Thou forget us never? IRVING
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Shout unto God all ye men.
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Shout unto God all your praises.
Have you seen the white lily grow,
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