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Tell me where is Fancy bred

Language: English

Tell me where is Fancy bred,
Or in the heart, or in the head?
How begot, how nourishèd?
Reply, reply.

It is engender'd in the eyes,
With gazing fed; and Fancy dies
In the cradle where it lies.
Let us all ring Fancy's knell:
I'll begin it, - Ding, dong, bell.

Translation(s): DUT FRE GER ITA

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

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2016-03-01 11:17:29

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Dis‑moi où siège l'amour

Language: French (Français) after the English

Dis-moi où siège l'amour :
Dans le cœur, ou dans la tête ?
Comment naît-il et se nourrit-il ?
Réponds, réponds.

Il est engendré dans les yeux,
Se nourrit de regards, et meurt
Dans le berceau où il repose.
Sonnons tous le glas de l'amour.
J'entonne. Ding, dong, vole !

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Based on
  • a text in English by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), no title, appears in The Merchant of Venice, Act III, Scene 2 DUT GER ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Joseph W. Baber, Homer Newton Bartlett, Benjamin Britten, Mary Grant Carmichael, Benjamin Carr, Elliott Cook Carter, Jr., Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Barney Childs, John H. Corina, Louis Crerar, William Faulkes, Richard J. Felciano, Hans Gál, John Linton Gardner, Steven R. Gerber, Juliana Hall, Sven Eric Emanuel Johanson, Zoltán Kodály, Robert Matthew-Walker, Francis Poulenc, Humphrey Procter-Gregg, Roger Quilter, Virgil Garnett Thomson. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2009-12-05 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:28

Line count: 9
Word count: 50