William Byrd

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Rating: 4.33

William Byrd Poems

The Faithless Shepherdess

WHILE that the sun with his beams hot
   Scorched the fruits in vale and mountain,
Philon the shepherd, late forgot,
   Sitting beside a crystal fountain

Care For Thy Soul As Thing Of Greatest Price

Care for thy soul as thing of greatest price,
Made to the end to taste of power divine,
Devoid of guilt, abhorring sin and vice,
Apt by God's grace to virtue to incline.

When Younglings First on Cupid Fix Their Sight

When younglings first on Cupid fix their sight,
and see him naked, blindfold and a boy,

What is Life, or Worldly Pleasure

What is life, or worldly pleasure?
What is wealth or golden treasure?
What is grace or Princes smiling?

William Byrd Comments

dalene 30 May 2018

quite good, but needs to improve a bit, though the poems are soooooooooooo good..... thanks a lot for also teaching me new things

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Sami Amusan 02 January 2008

can u please take a look at some of my poems it would be much appreciated im only 13 and no one looks at them

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William Byrd Biography

English composer, born in London in 1542 or 1543; died 4 July, 1623.
He was the son of a musician, and studied music principally under Thomas Tallis. He became organist at Lincoln Cathedral in 1563, chorister in the Chapel Royal in 1570, and in 1575 received the title of "Organist of the Chapel Royal" without being obliged to perform the function ...

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