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Beware, poor shepherds 'The Caution', Z361

Choice Ayres V, 1684
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Purcell’s setting of ‘Beware, poor shepherds’, subtitled ‘The Caution’, appeared in the fifth book of Choice Ayres in 1684. The subject this time is Lelia (though this might have been a misprint for Celia or even Delia) and warns of her two-timing; she will ‘give you hopes of bliss’ and even ‘seal it with a kiss’, but all shepherds are advised, ‘By thinking on my pain’, to avoid her.

from notes by Robert King © 2003


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