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L’Inconstante Venus à ce tendre langage,

Language: French (Français)

Recitatif :
L’Inconstante Venus à ce tendre langage,
Par des soupirs trompeurs, calme le Dieu jaloux.
Et pour ne pas livrer Adonis à sa rage
Elle feint de répondre à ses vœux les plus doux.
Que l'on est aisément séduit par ce qu'on aime,
Mars croit voir dans Venus une tendresse extrême,
Loin d’averer son crime et de la condamner,
Il se croit coupable luy même,
D'avoir osé l'en soupçonner.

Air gratieusement :
Loin d'une infidelle, 
L’on brave l'Amour ;
Mais l'Amour près d’elle,
Triomphe à son tour.
D'un Objet aimable
Quel est le pouvoir ?
Il n’est plus coupable,
Dés qu'il se fait voir.

Submitted by Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Text added to the website: 2016-12-17 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2016-12-18 11:30:52

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