Saturday, September 26, 2015

The Fair Singer

To make a final conquest of all me,
Love did compose so sweet an enemy,
In whom both beauties to my death agree,
Joining themselves in fatal harmony;
That while she with her eyes my heart does bind,
She with her voice might captivate my mind.

~ Andrew Marvell

Drawing: Arabella Hunt (1662-1705) - An English vocalist and lutenist, celebrated for her beauty and talents - by John Smith.

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