Fair Orian, in the morn, before the day was born, With velvet steps on ground, which made nor print nor sound, Would see her Nymphs a-bed, what lives those Ladies led. The roses blushing said, O stay thou Shepherd's maid, and on a sodain all, they rose and heard her call. Then sang those 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 John Milton the Elder (1563 - 1647), "Fair Orian in the morn", published 1601. [chorus a cappella] [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
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