Fair Orian, in the morn (John Milton the Elder)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2021-10-01). Score information: A4, 7 pages, 131 kB Copyright: CPDL
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- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2014-08-29). Score information: A4, 7 pages, 58 kB Copyright: CC BY SA
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Original text and translations
Fair Orian, in the morn,
Before the day was born,
With velvet steps on ground,
Which made nor print nor sound,
Would see her nymphs abed;
What lives those ladies led.
The roses blushing said:
O stay, thou shepherd's maid.
And on a sudden all,
They rose and heard her call.
Then sang those shepherds and nymphs of Diana:
Long live fair Oriana.