Fair Oriana, beauty's queen Tripped along the verdant green, The Fauns and Satyrs, running out, skipped and danced round about: Flora forsook her painted bowers and made a Coronet of flowers. Then sang the Nymphs of chaste Diana, Long Live Fair Oriana.
- by Anonymous / Unidentified Author, appears in The Triumphs of Oriana, first published 1601 [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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- by John Hilton (1599? - 1657), "Fair Oriana, beauty's Queen", published 1601. [chorus a cappella] [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
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