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The Maid's Last Prayer, or Any rather than Fail, Z601
No, resistance is but vain, And only adds new weight to Cupid’s chain. A thousand ways, a thousand arts, The tyrant knows to captivate our hearts. Sometimes he sighs employs, and sometimes tries The universal language of the eyes; The fierce with fierceness he destroys, The soft with tenderness decoys. He kills the strong with joy, the weak with pain. No, resistance is but vain, And only adds new weight to Cupid’s chain.
Thomas Southerne (1660-1746)
Track-specific metadata for CDD22058 disc 1 track 26