Come to me in my dreams, and then By day I shall be well again! For [then]1 the night will more than pay The hopeless longing of the day. Come, as thou cam'st a thousand times, A messenger from radiant climes, And smile on thy new world, and be As kind to [all the rest as]2 me. Or, as thou never cam'st in sooth, Come now, and let me dream it truth; And part my hair, and kiss my brow, And say - My love! why [sufferest]3 thou? Come to me in my dreams, and then By day I shall be well again! For [then]1 the night will more than pay The hopeless longing of the day.
Two Poems of Love
Song Cycle by Samuel Richards Gaines (1869 - 1945)
?. Longing  [sung text not yet checked]
- by Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888), "Longing", appears in Empedocles on Etna, and Other Poems, no. 6, first published 1852 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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Confirmed with Empedocles on Etna, and Other Poems B Fellowes, London, 1852, Page 83.1 Emery: "so"
2 Emery and Somervell: "others as to"
3 Bridge: "suff'rest"
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