Love's philosophy (Roger Quilter)

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Contributor: University of Rochester (submitted 2008-07-30).  Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 417 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Edition in F Major. Edition is scanned.

General Information

Title: Love's Philosophy
Composer: Roger Quilter
Lyricist: Percy Bysshe Shelley

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Soprano solo
Genre: SecularArt song

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

Published: 1905 .

Description: The Art song is Number 1 in the Opus 3 published in 1905 by Boosey.

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Original text and translations

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The fountains mingle with the River
And the Rivers with the Ocean,
The winds of Heaven mix for ever
With a sweet emotion;
Nothing in the world is single;
All things by a law divine
In one another’s being mingle.
Why not I with thine?

See the mountains kiss high Heaven
And the waves clasp one another;
No sister-flower would be forgiven
If it disdained its brother;
And the sunlight clasps the earth
And the moonbeams kiss the sea:
What are all these kissings worth
If thou kiss not me?