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False Phillis

Language: English

Exact to appointment I went to the grove,
To meet my fair Phillis, and tell tales of love,
But judge of my anguish, my rage and despair,
When I found on arrival no Phillis was there.

I waited a while, which increased but my rage,
With lovers you know every moment's an age,
I sighed and I cried, and I looked far and near,
But in vain was my looking, no Phillis was there!

To wait any longer I thought was in vain,
So I trudged o'er the fields to my cottage again;
When Oh! to my grief, in a grove that was near,
I beheld the false Phillis with Damon was there.

I glowed with resentment, and proudly passed by,
When sweet as the morning, young Kate caught my eye;
I told her my story, she banished my care;
Bade me go to the grove, she would surely be there.

Submitted by Brian Charles Witkowski


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: 2004-06-27 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:08
Line count: 16
Word count: 151

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