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Arne's setting of the dirge from Cymbeline was recast as a glee and harmonized by Thomas Billington c. 1790.

Lyrics: William Collins

To fair Fidele's grassy tomb
Soft maids and village hinds shall bring
Each opening sweet of earliest bloom,
And rifle all the breathing spring.

The redbreast oft, at evening hours,
Shall kindly lend his little aid,
With hoary moss, and gathered flowers,
To deck the ground where thou art laid.

Each lonely scene shall thee restore;
For thee the tear be duly shed;
Beloved till life can charm no more,
And mourned till pity's self be dead.

When howling winds and beating rain
In tempest shake the sylvan cell;
Or 'midst the chase, on every plain,
The tender thought on thee shall dwell.

Thomas Arne
(1710 - 1778)

Arne : To fair Fidele's grassy tomb : illustration


To fair Fidele's grassy tomb

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