Dame Venus hence to Paphos go (Thomas Bateson)

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  • (Posted 2014-05-07)  CPDL #31863:         
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General Information

Title: Dame Venus hence to Paphos go
Composer: Thomas Bateson

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SSAT
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1604 in The First Set of English Madrigals to 3-6 voices, no. 8

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Original text and translations

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Dame Venus hence to Paphos go, for Mars is gone to th' field(s).
He cannot tend sweet Love's embrace in hand with spear and shield.
The roaring cannons thundere(st)th, such terrors as not fit
A tender Imp of your regard, which dally'ng still doth sit.