Timon of Athens

A play - incidental music by Henry Purcell (1658/9 - 1695)

Word count: 76

3. Love in their little veins inspires [sung text checked 1 time]

Love in their little veins inspires
their cheerful notes, their soft desires. 
While heat makes buds and blossoms spring,
those pretty couples love and sing. 
But winter puts out their desire,
and half the year they want love's fire.

Authorship

Researcher for this text: Barry Kamil

11. Love quickly is pall'd [sung text checked 1 time]

Love quickly is pall'd,
Tho' with labour 'tis gain'd;
Wine never does cloy
Tho' with ease 'tis obtain'd.
We sing while you sigh,
We laugh while you weep;
Love robs you of rest, 
Wine lulls us asleep.

Authorship

Researcher for this text: Virginia Knight