Soft as his kiss,
'From bliss to bliss.'
Free as the zephy'rs wing, etc.
Come then sweet liberty,
Let us be ever free.
What's life without love, what love without thee?
ZAIDA. To Zaida's ears thy strains might sweetly flow,
Had Zoreb's air or face her bosom fired;
No transient passion caught her heart, oh no!
Can passion die, that virtue has inspired?90
Whate'er you say, whate'er you do,
My heart shall still be fixed and true;
The vicious bosom love deforms,
And rages there in gusts and storms;
But love with us a constant gale
Just swells the sea and fills the sail;
Neither of winds or waves the sport,
We rule the helm and gain the port.
KALIEL. Ye votaries of mirth and love,
In all your various mazes move,100 Be frolic, changeable, and free,
Charm her with sweet variety:
The happiest union known on earth,
Is mirth and love, and love with mirth.
(Kaliel waves his wand.)
Lyssa enters with her followers, as the votaries of
Mirth and Love.
LYSSA. When youthful charms
Fly pleasure's arms,
Kind nature's gifts are vain;