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Celia has a thousand charms: 'Tis heaven within her arms. While I stand gazing on her face Some new and some resistless Grace Fills with fresh magic all the place. But while the nymph I thus adore, I should my wretched fate deplore. But, oh, Mirtillo, have a care, Her sweetness is beyond compare. But then she's false as well as fair. Have a care, Mirtillo, have a care.
- by Robert Gould (d. 1709) [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 Henry Purcell (1658/9 - 1695), "Celia has a thousand charms", Z. 609 no. 10 (1695), from The Rival Sisters -or- The Violence of Love, no. 10. [text verified 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
- SPA Spanish (Español) (Javier Conte-Grand) , title 1: "Celia tiene mil encantos", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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Celia tiene mil encantos: ¡Es el paraíso en sus brazos! Mientras permanezco contemplando su rostro alguna gracia irresistible llena de mágica frescura el lugar. Pero al adorar así a la Ninfa, Mi desdichado destino lamentaría. Pero, ó Mirtillo, ten cuidado, su dulzura excede toda comparación. Mas ella es tan falsa como bella, ¡Ten cuidado Mirtillo, ten cuidado!
- Translation from English to Spanish (Español) copyright © 2010 by Javier Conte-Grand, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
This text was added to the website: 2010-05-04
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