Reliquary of English Song: (Series 2) 1700-1800

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Frank Hunter Potter
G. Schirmer, 1916 - Songs, English
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Page 51 - Still more majestic shalt thou rise, More dreadful from each foreign stroke; As the loud blast that tears the skies Serves but to root thy native oak.
Page xxvii - Susan, Susan, lovely dear, My vows shall ever true remain; Let me kiss off that falling tear; We only part to meet again. Change as ye list, ye winds; my heart shall be The faithful compass that still points to thee. "Believe not what the landsmen say, Who tempt with doubts thy constant mind: They'll tell thee sailors when away, In every port a mistress find : Yes, yes, believe them when they tell thee so, For thou art present wheresoe'er I go.
Page xxvii - So the sweet lark, high poised in air, Shuts close his pinions to his breast, (If chance his mate's shrill call he hear,) And drops at once into her nest. The noblest captain in the British fleet Might envy William's lip those kisses sweet.
Page xxvii - Oh ! where shall I my true love find ? Tell me, ye jovial sailors, tell me true, If my sweet William sails among the crew.
Page 23 - I'll be the Vicar of Bray, sir. When royal James possessed the crown, And popery came in fashion, The penal laws I hooted down, And read the Declaration ; The Church of Rome I found would fit Full well my constitution ; And I had been a Jesuit But for the Revolution. And this is law, etc. When William was our king declared, To ease the nation's grievance ; With this new wind about I steered, And swore to him allegiance ; Old principles I did revoke, Set conscience at a distance; Passive obedience...
Page 51 - To thee belongs the rural reign; Thy cities shall with commerce shine; All thine shall be the subject main, And every shore it circles, thine. Rule...
Page 115 - Sigh, no more, ladies, sigh no more, Men were deceivers ever ; One foot in sea, and one on shore ; To one thing constant never : Then sigh not so, But let them go, And be you blithe and bonny ; Converting all your sounds of woe Into Hey nonny, nonny.
Page 77 - We ne'er see our foes but we wish them to stay, They never see us but they wish us away...
Page 23 - Th' illustrious house of Hanover, And Protestant succession, To these I do allegiance swear, While they can keep possession. For in my faith and loyalty I never more will falter, And George my lawful king shall be Until the times do alter.
Page xxvii - William, who high upon the yard, Rock'd with the billows to and fro, Soon as her well-known voice he heard, He sigh'd, and cast his eyes below : The cord glides swiftly thro' his glowing hands, And quick as lightning on the deck he stands.

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