Love in their little veins inspires their cheerful notes, their soft desires. While heat makes buds and blossoms spring, those pretty couples love and sing. But winter puts out their desire, and half the year they want love's fire.
- by Thomas Shadwell (1642? - 1692) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Henry Purcell (1658/9 - 1695), "Love in their little veins inspires", Z. 632 no. 3 (1694), from the incidental music to Timon of Athens, no. 3 [sung text checked 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Barry Kamil
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