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Dost thou remember

Language: English

Dost thou remember that place so lonely,
A place for lovers and lovers only,
Where first I told thee all my secret sighs?
When, as the moonbeam that trembled o'er thee
Illumed thy blushes, I knelt before thee,
And read my hope's sweet triumph in those eyes?
Then, then, while closely heart was drawn to heart,
Love bound us--never, never more to part!

And when I called thee by names the dearest
That love could fancy, the fondest, nearest,--
"My life, my only life!" among the rest;
In those sweet accents that still enthral me,
Thou saidst, "Ah!" wherefore thy life thus call me?
"Thy soul, thy soul's the name I love best;
"For life soon passes,--but how blest to be
"That Soul which never, never parts from thee!"


Translation(s): DAN

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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  • Also set in Danish (Dansk), a translation by Emil Aarestrup (1800 - 1856) , title 1: "Kan du erindre, bag grønne Grene" by Valdemar Fini Henriques.

Text added to the website: 2011-05-06 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:22
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Word count: 129

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