Songs Set To Music: 2. Set By Mr. Purcell

Matthew Prior 1664 – 1721

Whither would my passion run?
Shall I fly her, or pursue her?
Losing her I am undone,
Yet would not gain her to undo her.

Ye tyrants of the human breast,
Love and Reason, cease your war,
And order Death to give me rest,
So each will equal triumph share.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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