Thomas Billington
(1754 - ?1832)

Myra be kind
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From "Eight canzonets peculiarly adapted for ladies: with an accompanyment for the Piano Forte or Harp", London, c.1780. Derrick, the author of the text, was Master of Ceremonies in Bath, 1761 - 1769, in succession to Beau Nash.
Lyrics: Samuel Derrick

Myra be kind as thou art fair,
Raise a desponding youth
From melancholy and despair,
To bless thee with his truth.

So shall the nymphs and swains,
Who press the lawn, in sportive maze;
Still Myra as their queen caress,
And carol forth her praise.