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The Rival Sisters or The Violence of Love: Celia has a thousand charms (1695) Z. 609

The Rival Sisters or The Violence of Love: Celia has a thousand charms

Celia has a thousand charms:
’Tis heav’n to lie within her arms.
While I stand gazing on her face
Some new and some resistless Grace
Fills with fresh magic all the place.
But while the nymph I thus adore,
I should my wretched fate deplore.
But, oh, Mirtillo, have a care,
Her sweetness is beyond compare.
But then she’s false as well as fair.
Have a care, Mirtillo, have a care.

Composer

Henry Purcell (c. 10 September 1659 – 21 November 1695) was an English composer. It is said that he began composing at nine years old. As an adult, he became organist at Westminster Abbey, and later the Chapel Royal.

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