The Spanish Friar

A play - incidental music by John Eccles (1668 - 1735)

Word count: 56

?. Sylvia, how could you [sung text checked 1 time]

Sylvia, how could you e're mistrust
A passion so sincerely true?
Why would you be to me unjust,
For fear I should be so to you?
Such fears will teach us to despise
your power, which else would fatal prove.
Oh! trust to the brightness of your eyes,
And yield to the charming God of Love.


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