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What can we poor females do?

Language: English

What can we poor females do
When pressing, teasing lovers sue?
What can we poor females do?
Fate affords no other way,
But denying or complying,
And relenting, or consenting,
Does alike our hopes betray.

Translation(s): HEB


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Ehud Shapiro) , title 1: "מה אנו נשים מסכנות יכולות לעשות ", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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