Love, inform thy faithful creature (Pieter Hellendaal)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2019-08-27).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 104 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Love, inform thy faithful creature
Composer: Pieter Hellendaal
Lyricist: Matthew Prior

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SSTB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1775 in Warren's Collection of vocal harmony

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Original text and translations

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Love, inform thy faithful creature
How to keep his fair one's heart.
Must it be by truth of nature
or by poor dissembling art?

Tell the secret, shew the wonder,
How we both may gain our ends.
I am lost if we're asunder,
Ever tortur'd if we're friends.