Fair Oriana, seeming to wink at folly, Lay softly down to sleeping, But hearing that the world was grown unholly, her rest was turned to weeping. So waked, she sighed, and with crossed arms, sat drinking tears for others' harms. Then sang the Nymphs and Shepherds of 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]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Robert Jones (fl. 1597-1615), "Fair Oriana, seeming to wink at folly", published 1601. [chorus a cappella] [ sung text not verified ]
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