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Thomas Bateson

Thomas Bateson, Batson or Betson (c.1570 – 1630) was an English writer of madrigals in the early 17th century.

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Sister, awake! close not your eyesEdit

  • Sister, awake! close not your eyes,
    The day her light discloses;
    And the bright morning doth arise
    Out of her bed of roses.

    See the clear sun, the world's bright eye,
    In at our window peeping;
    Lo, how he blusheth to espy
    Us idle wenches sleeping!

    Therefore awake, make haste I say,
    And let us without staying
    All in our gowns of green so gay
    Into the park a maying.

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