If 'tis joy to wound a lover (Richard Langdon)
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2019-11-27). Score information: A4, 2 pages, 65 kB Copyright: Personal
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First published: 1780 Twelve glees, Op.6
Original text and translations
If 'tis joy to wound a lover,
How much more to give him ease;
When his passion we discover,
O how pleasing 'tis to please.
The bliss returns, and we receive
Transports greater than we give.