Shall I seek to ease my grief? (Henry Lichfield)

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General Information

Title: Shall I seek to ease my grief?
Composer: Henry Lichfield

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB

Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1613
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Original text and translations

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Shall I seek to ease my grief?
No, my sight is lost with eyeing.
Shall I speak and beg relief?
No, my voice is hoarse with crying:
O, what remains but only dying?