The Lover's Songster/Fair Ellen

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Fair Ellen.

FAIR Ellen like a lily grew,
Was beauty's fav'rite flower,
Till falsehood chang'd her lovely hue,
She wither'd in an hour.

Antonio in her virgin breast
First rais'd a tender sigh;
His wish obtain'd, the lover blest,
Then left the maid to die.