Nature framed thee sure for loving, Thus adorned with ev'ry grace; Venus' self thy form approving Looks with pleasure on thy face. Happy nymph who shall enclose thee Circled in her yielding arms! Should bright Helen once behold thee She'd surrender all her charms. Fairest nymph, all nymphs transcending That the Sun himself has seen; Were she for the crown contending Thou would'st own her beauty's queen. Gentle shepherd if my pleading can from thee the prize obtain, Love himself thy conquest aiding, Thou that matchless fair shall gain.
The Judgment of Paris
A play - incidental music by John Eccles (1668 - 1735)
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- by William Congreve (1670 - 1729) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]