He leaves he flights (John Blow)

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  • (Posted 2022-08-09)  CPDL #70319:         
Editor: Wim Looyestijn (submitted 2022-08-09).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 90 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original in g-minor.

General Information

Title: He leaves he flights
Composer: John Blow
Lyricist: Pierre-Antoine Motteuxcreate page
Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: S
Genre: SecularLute song

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1694 in: The Gentlemen's Journal, or the Monthly Miscellany; January-February 1694, pg. 29-32
Description:  The lyrics are by the Editor of the Journal.

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Original text and translations

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He leaves, he flights his precious Rest,
to force a restless Nation to be blest;
Such Valor, Prudence, Piety had'n spight of odds,
like Britain set 'em free;
but angry Heav'n a while lets Discord rage,
to scourge an impious Age.