We the spirits of the air, Z 630/17b (Henry Purcell)
- Editor: William Long (submitted 2009-07-18). Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 76 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
Title: We the spirits of the air
Composer: Henry Purcell
First published: 1695
description: from The Indian Queen, Act III.
Original text and translations
We the Spirits of the air
that of humane things take care;
Out of pity now descend,
To forewarn what woes attend.
Greatness clog'd with scorn decays,
with the slave no Empire stays.
Cease to languish then in vain,
since never to be lov'd again.