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Pious Celinda goes to prayers

Language: English

Pious Celinda goes to prayers
If I but ask the favour,
And yet the tender fool's in tears
When she believes I'll leave her.
Would I were free from this restraint,
Or else had hopes to win her;
Would she could make of me a saint,
Or I of her a sinner!


Translation(s): GER

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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Walter A. Aue) , title 1: "Selinda fängt zu beten an", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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