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In Cloris all soft charms agree, Z384

Choice Ayres V, 1684
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This appeared in the fifth book of Choice Ayres in 1684 as a three-verse strophic song. Purcell appears to have changed John Howe’s text in a number of places, as comparison with the version of the poem printed the next year in Aphra Behn’s Miscellany shows. Cloris’s universal attraction to men has its down side.

from notes by Robert King © 2003


Purcell: Secular solo songs, Vol. 3
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Purcell: The complete secular solo songs
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