Michael East
(c.1580 - 1648)

Poor is the life
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From the Third Set [of.... madrigals], London, 1610.
Lyrics: Anon, probably the composer

Poor is the life that misses
The lovers' greatest treasure,
Innumerable kisses
Which end in greatest pleasure.
O then if this be so,
Shall I a virgin die?
Fie, no, no, no, no, no!