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Ye sacred Muses.

Elegy on the death of Thomas Tallis, 23rd November, 1585

Ye sacred Muses, race of Jove,
Whom Music's lore delighteth,
Come down from crystal heav'ns above
To earth, where sorrow dwelleth,
In mourning weeds, with tears in eyes:
Tallis is dead, and Music dies.

("weeds"= "clothes")

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