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No more, my Mary, I sigh for splendour

Language: English

No more, my Mary, I sigh for splendour,
And riot's joys no longer prize:
On thee I muse in visions tender,
Or gaze on thy fond eyes.
Oh! Not the sages
With pedant pages,
'Tis thy soft smiles
Have made me wise.

For life's delusions of joy had left me;
With sated heart I turn'd to pine - 
A faded world I thought was left me,
Tho'all its pleasure mine.
O hours of folly!
Of melancholy!
How chang'd for bliss, - 
For love like thine.

Translation(s): GER

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Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani


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

  • by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827), "No more, my Mary, I sigh for splendour", WoO. 153 (20 Irische Lieder mit Begleitung von Pianoforte, Violine und Violoncello) no. 18, G. 224 no. 18, published 1814/6. [voice, piano, violin, violoncello] [
     text verified 1 time

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (G. Pertz) , title 1: "Nicht länger übt der Erdenschimmer"

Text added to the website: 2005-01-12.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:12
Line count: 16
Word count: 85

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