Saturday, 18 August 2012

The Melancholy Shepherd


"False Cupid with (mis)Fortune's Wheel, hath won my Hand and Heart,
Who Siren-like did Lure me with Lute and charmed Harp;
The Cup of Care and Sorrow's Cross do 'clipse my Star and Sun,
My Rose is bl(a)sted and my Bones, Lo! Death inters in Urn."


(Di Di in Di Vo Cangiando il Pelo C il Mio Miserabile Viso)

English embroidery, known as The Shepheard Buss (or Kiss),  1570-1600
Copyright Victoria and Albert Museum

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