James Corfe
(1713 - c.1765)

Advice to Phyllis
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Publ. c.1745 in A Collection of Songs..Opera terza.
Lyrics: Thomas Carew

Phyllis, why should we delay
Pleasures shorter than the day?
Could we, which we never can,
Stretch our lives beyond their span;
Beauty like a shadow flies,
And our youth before us dies.
Or would youth and beauty stay,
Love has wings and will away.