Fraile man, despise the treasures of this life (John Bull)
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2020-09-29). Score information: A4, 8 pages, 266 kB Copyright: Personal
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- Editor: Stuart McIntosh (submitted 2001-01-23). Score information: A4, 5 pages, 72 kB Copyright: CPDL
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Title: Fraile man, despise the treasures of this life
Composer: John Bull
Original text and translations
Fraile man despise the treasures of this life,
Earth's wealth is want, joy sorrow, peace and strife.
Dame Fortune's bitter sweetes doe not affect,
Her happiest state's unworthy thy respect.
For like as Jonah's gourd, even in a night
Springs up and dies againe this world's delight.