|History|| An early 17th century song retells Ovid's myth of the pursuit of|
Daphne, who was turned into a laurel tree to prevent violation by
Apollo. Bernini's spectacular sculpture of the moment of Daphne's
transformation had been created in Tome in 1622-24, the subject being
popular in baroque art. Apollo was also known as Phoebus.
|Words|| When Daphne from fair Phoebus did fly|
The west wind most sweetly did
blow in her face
Her silken scarf scarce shadowed her eyes
God cried, O pity! and held her in chace
Stay, Nymph, stay, Nymph,
cries Apollo, tarry and turn thee, Sweet Nymph, stay
Lion nor Tiger
doth thee follow, turn thy fair eyes, and look this way
O turn, O
pretty sweet, and let our red lips meet
O pity me, Daphne, pity me,
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