Henry Harington
(1727 - 1816)

Harington : My father had a daughter : illustration

My father had a daughter
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From "Songs, duets and other compositions by Doctor Harington of Bath never before published. Studio fallente laborem. London. Printed for the author & sold by the engraver E. Riley No. 8 Strand J. Preston No. 97 Strand Lintern's Bath &c". 1800.
Lyrics: William Shakespeare

My father had a daughter
Loved a man, but never told her love,
She let concealment, like the worm in the bud,
Feed on her damask cheek.
She pined in thought,
With a green and yellow melancholy;
She sat like patience on a monument,
Smiling at grief.
Was not this love indeed?