Among the Latin epigrams of Thomas More, several are highly interesting for musical reasons. Two bear the caption ‘Poem Translated from an English Song.’ The first of these (63), beginning ‘O cor triste,’ reads in literal English translation,
Break, sad heart, pitiably engulfed in deepest woe. Let this be the end of your punishment. Show your mistress your bloody wounds. In short, it is she, only she, who will keep us two apart. Alas, how long shall I in my misery thus weep and complain? Come, dreaded death, and release me from monstrous woes.
The song on which this is based has apparently not yet been found.