Ah! cruel nymph! you give despair, When with delight I should approach thee, Still with Sylvia you reproach me, Still with that deluding fair. Too long I own, she has maintain'd Her conquest when her love was feign'd. But charming, airy, humorous and gay, You from my eyes have driven the mist away.
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- by Henry Purcell (1658/9 - 1695), "Ah! cruel nymph", Z. 352, published 1693. [text verified 1 time]
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