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The fairy's reproach

Language: English

By the glow-worm's lamp in the dewy brake;
By the gossamer's airy net;
By the shifting skin of the faithless snake,
Oh, teach me to forget:
For none, ah none
Can teach so well that human spell
As thou, false one!

By the fairy dance on the greensward smooth;
By the winds of the gentle west;
By the loving stars, when their soft looks soothe
The waves on their mother's breast,
Teach me thy lore!
By which, like withered flowers,
The leaves of buried Hours
Blossom no more!

By the tent in the violet's bell;
By the may on the scented bough;
By the lone green isle where my sisters dwell;
And thine own forgotten vow,
Teach me to live,
Nor feed on thoughts that pine
For love so false as thine!
Teach me thy lore,
And one thou lov’st no more
Will bless thee and forgive! 


Translation(s): GER

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Louis Lax (1805 - 1872) , "Der Fee Beschwörung" ; composed by Heinrich August Marschner.

Text added to the website: 2019-07-03 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2019-07-03 23:04:47

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