Maurice Greene
(1696 - 1755)

Fond Philander
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Probably performed at the London pleasure gardens; published in "Clio and Euterpe, or British Harmony", London 1762.
Lyrics: Anon

As fond Philander in the pit
By fair Ophelia sat,
A card by some sly gallery wit
Was dropp'd upon his hat.
The nymph observing snatch'd it thence,
But blushing at the sight,
Confess'd it had explain'd her sense,
And brought her love to light.

The swain, perceiving her chang'd look,
With sudden rapture starts,
The card with sweet compulsion took,
And found it king of hearts.
"The king of hearts, O fortune bless'd,
were it but such" he cried,
"You reign already in my breast"
She lovingly replied.