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No. 10: RECITATIVE & ARIA (Princess Ida)
"Minerva! Minerva!"


Princess Ida.

Minerva! Minerva!
Oh, hear me:

Oh, goddess wise
That lovest light
Endow with sight
Their unillumined eyes.

At this my call,
A fervent few
Have come to woo
The rays that from thee fall,
That from thee fall.
Oh, goddess wise
That lovest light,
That lovest light,

Let fervent words and fervent thoughts be mine,
That I may lead them to thy sacred shrine!
Let fervent words and fervent thoughts be mine,
That I may lead them to thy sacred shrine,
I may lead them to thy sacred shrine,
Thy sacred shrine!

Helen Roberts as Princess Ida, 1939
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