La Scillitana - The
Maiden of Scilla (English
I've seen a tiger roaming the gloomy
And there I needed only my tears to tame it.
I've seen how dropping water has fall'n with no rest,
Long on the hardest marble, and overcame it.
Yet you deride my sorrow when 't is sorest,
Tho' 't is your charms my heart owns, and so inflame