Fair Oriana, beauty's queen (John Hilton the elder)
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Description: Hilton's contribution to Thomas Morley's collection, The Triumphs of Oriana.
Original text and translations
Fair Oriana, beauty's queen,
Tripped along the verdant green.
The fauns and satyrs, running out,
Skipped and danced round about.
Flora forsook her painted bow'rs,
And made a coronet of flow'rs.
Then sang the nymphs of chaste Diana:
Long live fair Oriana.