I travelled among unknown men
I travelled among unknown men,
In lands beyond the sea;
Nor England! did I know till then
What love I bore to thee.
'Tis past, that melancholy dream!
Nor will I quit [thy shore]1
A second time, for still I seem
To love thee more and more.
Among thy mountains did I feel
The joy of my desire;
And she I cherished turned [her]2 wheel
Beside an English fire.
Thy mornings showed, thy nights concealed,
The bowers where Lucy played;
And thine [too is]3 the last green field
That Lucy's eyes surveyed.
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1 Britten: "again"
2 Ives: "the"
3 Ives: "is too"
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