When beauty such as yours (Samuel Akeroyd)

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  • (Posted 2022-08-09)  CPDL #70318:         
Editor: Wim Looyestijn (submitted 2022-08-09).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 103 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: When beauty such as yours
Composer: Samuel Akeroyd
Lyricist: Mr. Oldmixoncreate page
Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: S
Genre: SecularLute song

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1692 in: The Gentlemen's Journal, or the Monthly Miscellany; April 1692, pg. 33-34

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Original text and translations

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When Beauty such as yours has mov'd desires,
a kind return should raise the glowing fires.
But tho' you hate me
I am still devoted wholly to your will;
not all your frowns can quench my flame,
my Love is something more than name;
 and as it ought, will ever, ever be the same.