How sweet in the woodlands (Henry Harington)
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2022-07-11). Score information: A4, 2 pages, 78 kB Copyright: CC BY SA
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First published: c.1789
Description: Contemporary arrangement of a piece originally published as a duet.
Original text and translations
How sweet in the woodlands, with fleet hounds and horn,
To waken shrill Echo and taste the fresh morn;
But hard is the chase my fond heart must pursue,
For Daphne, fair Daphne, is lost to my view.
Assist me, chaste Dian, the nymph to regain,
More wild than the roebuck and wing'd with disdain.
In pity o'ertake her, who wounds as she flies;
Tho' Daphne pursued, 'tis Myrtillo that dies.