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CANT A T A.
Set by Mr. GALLIA R D.
WHILE on your blooming charms I gaze,
Your tender lips, your soft enchanting eyes,
I'm fill'd with pleasure and furprize :
How can I bear that fix'd difdain?
Tyrant Cupid! when, relenting,
But fee! while to my paffion voice I give,
Th' applauded beauty, doubly bright, Seems in the moving tale to take delight,
And looks, as she would let me live;
And yet she chides, but with so sweet an air,
That while the Love denies, the yet forbids Despair.
Fear not, doubting fair! t'approve me;
Frown not, if you answer no;
If you answer, frown not, no.
Blush not, doubting fair, t' approve me;
Can you love me?
Smile, and every fear forego!
YE generous Arts and Mufes, join;
While down your cheeks the ftreaming forrows flow, Let murmuring ftrings with the foft voice combine T'exprefs the melody of woe.
And thou, Augufta! rife and wait
With decent honours on the great; Condole my lofs, and weep Devonia's fate.
AIR. [with flutes.]
Queen of cities! leave a while
Turn to tender grief thy joy.
Shall their forrow too employ.
'Tis fame's chief immortality,
I look'd, and faw a falling ftar.
Great George! whose azure emblems of renown
Patron of my illustrious ifle!
Thou faw'st thy order late expreft
With added brightness on Devonia's breast ; 35 Meet the companion knight, and own him with a smile.
DUETTO FOR BRITANNIA
BRIT. To shade his peaceful grave,
AUG. To grace his peaceful grave,