Oh Cælia, recall thy lost hours (John Stanley)
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First published: 1746 Calliope,or, English Harmony
Description: Most probably composed for performance at the London pleasure gardens, particularly Vauxhall.
Original text and translations
Oh Cælia, recall thy lost hours,
And duty and reason obey;
Despise love, and all those false powers
That first gave young Strephon away.
Believe me, the swain is a rover,
Nor constant to any can be;
Then prithee discard such a lover,
And once more resolve to be free.