William Boyce
(1711 - 1779)

Boyce : You say, at your feet : illustration

You say, at your feet
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Written for The Chaplet, a musical entertainment, at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, 1753. Also used in the London pleasure gardens.
Lyrics: Anon

You say, at your feet that I wept in despair,
And vow'd that no angel was ever so fair.
How could you believe all the nonsense I spoke?
What know we of angels; I meant it in joke.

I next stand indicted for swearing to love,
And nothing but death could my passion remove.
I've liked you a twelvemonth, a calendar year,
And yet not contented; have conscience my dear.