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No. 19 - Cavatine - Doris - "Learn to wait"

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Doris: And why, I pray, thus run away
And happiness reject?
Tomorrow may some luck display
That neither could expect.
See at your side a loving bride
Has yielded up her heart;
No joys denied, all doubts defied,
Is this the time to part?
What! mope and mourn with anguish torn!
Of death and parting prate
With looks forlorn! why, I would scorn
To weep at such a fate.
Oh fie, for shame!
For shame! for shame!
Is this a time for crying?
Take heart of grace, and on each face
Let smiles give place to sighing.
You soon shall see that there is no denying
That time will show what time can do
For those who learn to wait!
   
  Hope on, hope long, be firm, be strong,
I pray you both beware
The dirges long and doleful song
Of lovers in despair;
With hopeful eye you soon shall spy
A sunbeam through the rain;
The clouds shall fly and in the sky
The sun shall shine again.
Away with tears and idle fears!
Ill luck, however great,
Soon disappears when fortune clears
The way to better fate.
Oh fie, for shame!
For shame! for shame!
Is this a time for crying?
Take heart of grace, and on each face
Let smiles give place to sighing.
You soon shall see that there is no denying
That time will show what time can do
For those who learn to wait!

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