I fear thy kisses, gentle maiden; Thou needest not fear mine; My spirit is too deeply laden Ever to burden thine. I fear thy mien, thy tones, thy motion; Thou needest not fear mine; Innocent is the heart's devotion With which I worship thine.
Three Songs for Soprano, Piano and String Quartet
Song Cycle by John Joseph Becker (1886 - 1961)
3. I fear thy kisses  [sung text not yet checked]
- by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 - 1822), no title, first published 1882 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- CZE Czech (Čeština) (Jaroslav Vrchlický) , "Sloky (Shelley 2)", Prague, J. Otto, first published 1901