Would you engage the lovely maid (Theodore Aylward)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2023-01-30).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 299 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
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General Information

Title: Would you engage the lovely maid
Composer: Theodore Aylward
Lyricist: Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfieldcreate page
Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: SS
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: Harpsichord, Violoncello The bass line is for either Violoncello or for Harpsichord (not both).

First published: c.1790 (n/d)
Description: "Eight canzonets for two soprano voices, dedicated by permission to their Royal Highnesses Princess Augusta and Princess Elizabeth" (and, one assumes, intended for domestic performance by the Royal Family).

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Original text and translations

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Would you engage the lovely maid,
With gentlest manners treat her.
With tender looks and graceful air,
In softest accents greet her.