Alexander Campbell
(1764 - 1824)

Campbell : When lovely woman stoops to folly : illustration

When lovely woman stoops to folly
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Pub. London and Edinburgh, c.1786.

Campbell settled in Edinburgh from Stirling, and was an organist there. By repute he was friends with Burns and gave singing lessons (albeit unsuccessfully) to the young Walter Scott.
Lyrics: Oliver Goldsmith

When lovely woman stoops to folly
And finds, too late, that men betray,
What charms can soothe her melancholy,
What art can wash her guilt away?

The only art her guilt to cover
To hide her shame from ev'ry eye,
To give repentance to her lover,
And wring his bosom is - to die.