Benjamin Cooke
(1734 - 1793)

Cooke : Beneath a weight of hapless love : illustration

Beneath a weight of hapless love
(S.S.A.T.B.)
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Included by Thomas Warren in his "Collection of vocal harmony consisting of catches, canons and glees never before published", c.1775.
Lyrics: Anon, probably the composer

Beneath a weight of hapless love,
How weak does ev'ry effort prove,
When struggling to get free.
In vain against love's pointed darts,
The tender soul its fires exerts
And pants for liberty.