Why do I hate that lone green dell? Buried in moors and mountains wild That is a place I had loved [so]1 well Had I but seen it [as]2 a child [...]3 The earth shone round with a long lost charm Alas I forgot I was not the same Before a day an hour passed by My spirit knew itself once more I saw the gilded vapours fly And leave me as I was before
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1 Bronte: "too"
2 Bronte: "when"
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- by Emily Brontë (1818 - 1848) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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- by Terry Fisk , "Why do I hate that lone green dell?", published 2002 [voice, piano], from Wuthering Heights, no. 18. [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Terry Fisk
This text was added to the website: 2004-03-22
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