If I hear Orinda swear She cures my jealous smart; The treachery becomes the fair, And doubly fires my heart. Beauty's strength and treasure In falsehood still remain. She gives the greatest pleasure That gives the greatest pain.
- by William Burnaby (1672/3 - 1706) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by John Eccles (1668 - 1735), "If I hear Orinda swear", 1703, from the [a play]
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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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