TESTO DEL LIED"Farewell all joys"
Farewell all joys! when he is gone,
That fill'd each hour with pleasure,
To waves and wind,
Not half so kind,
I must resign this treasure.
Whilst I with pensive look, and tears,
This cruel absence mourn,
With moving sighs, and panting fears,
Court them for his return.
That happy minute, when it comes,
Will satisfaction give;
Tho' I endure,
I'm then most sure
In lasting love to live.
In my Alexis' godlike mind,
None can destroy that bliss;
He must be faithful, true, and kind,
And I forever his.