The Nymphs and Shepherds danced, Lavoltos in a dazy tapstered valley, love from their face lamps glanced, till wantonly they dally. Then in a Rose banked ally, Bright Majesty advanced, a crown-graced Virgin whom all people honor, they leave their sport amazed, run all to look upon her, a moment scarce they gazed Ere beauty's splendor all their eyes had dazed, desire to see yet ever fixed upon her. Then sang the Shepherds and Nymphs 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]
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- by George Marson , "The Nymphs and shepherds danced", published 1601. [chorus a cappella] [ sung text checked 1 time]
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