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Bonduca or the British Heroine: O Lead Me to Some Peaceful Gloom (1895) Z. 574

Bonduca or the British Heroine: O Lead Me to Some Peaceful Gloom

O lead me to some peaceful gloom,
Where none but sighing lovers come,
Where the shrill trumpets never sound,
But one eternal hush goes round.
There let me soothe my pleasing pain,
And never think of war again.
What glory can a lover have,
To conquer, yet be still a slave?

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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