Phillis (Charles Hubert Hastings Parry)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2016-04-29). Score information: A4, 5 pages, 84 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: The marked tempo in the source of crotchet=140 seems far too fast. The tempo in the midi file is 108. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format. Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.
Original text and translations
Phillis, a herd maid dainty,
Who hath no peer for beauty,
By Thyrsis was requested
To hear the wrongs wherewith his heart was wrested.
But she Diana served,
And would not hear how love poor lovers sterved.
Phillis more white than lilies,
More fair than Amaryllis,
More cold than crystal fountain,
More hard than craggy rock or stony mountain,
O tiger fierce and spiteful,
Why hatest thou love, sith love is so delightful.