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A I R.

Fear not, doubting fair! t'approve me;

Can you love me?
Frown not, if you answer no ;

If you answer, frown not, no.
When again I ask, pursuing,
If you'll stay and fee

my

juin?
Fly—but let me with you go!
Blush :ict, doubting fair, t approve me ;

Can
you

love me? Smile, and every fear forego!

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RECITATIVE, Y

E generous Arts and Muses, join ;

While down yourcheeks the streaming sorrows flow, Let murinuring strings with the soft voice combine T'express the melody of woe.

And

And thou, Augusta! rise and wait

With decent honours on the great; Condole my loss, and weep Devonia's fate.

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A I R. [with flutes. ]

Queen of cities ! leave a while

Thy beauteous sinile,
Turn to tender grief thy joy.
From thy shore of Thames replying,
Gentlest echoes fainting, dying,

Shall their sorrow too employ.
Queen of cities ! leave awhile

Thy beauteous smile,
Turn to tender grief thy joy.

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AUGUST A.

RECITAT I V E.
'Tis fame's chief immortality,
Britannia, to be mourn'd by thee.
I know the loss; from midnight skies
Ill omens late did ftrike my eyes ;
Near the radiant northern car
I look’d, and saw a falling star.

AIR.

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A I R.
Lands remote the loss will hear ;

From rocks reporting,

Seas transporting,
Will the wafted for row bear.

Winds that fiy,

Will softly sigh,
A star has left the British sphere.

Lands remote, &c.

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BRITANNI A.

RECITATI VE.

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Great George! whose azure emblems of renown

Are the fair gifts of Britain's crown,
Patron of my illustrious ifle !

Thou saw'st thy order late exprest
With added brightness on Devonia's breast; 35
Meet the companion knight, and own him with a smile.

DUETTO FOR BRITANNIA

AND A U G U S T A.
BRIT. To

his peaceful grave,
Lit growing palms extend !
Aug. To grace his peaceful grave,
Let hovering Loves attend !

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S To Thade, &c

{To grace, &c.

Brit. And wakeful Fame defend,
AUG. And grateful Truth commend,
Both. The generous and the brave !

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A U G U S T A.

RECITATIVE.
Now shall Augusta's sons their skill impait,
And summon the dumb fifter art,

In marble life to show,
What the patriot was below.
Here, let a weeping Cupid stand,

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And wound bimself with his own dart;
There place the ducal crown, the sword, the wand,
The mark of Anna's trust and his command.

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A I R.
Lofty birth and honours shining,

Bring a light on noble minds.
Every courtly grace combining,
Every generous action joining,

With eternal laurel binds.
Lofty birth and honours shining,

Bring a light on noble minds.
Β R Ι Τ Α Ν Ν Ι Α.

RECITATIVE.
Behold fair Liberty attend,
And in Davonia's lofs hewail a friend.
See! o'er his tomb perpetual lamps she lights,

Then, on his urn the goddess writes ::

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