Lie thou where Life hath lain, And let thy swifter pain His rival prove; Till, like the fertile Nile, Death buries, mile for mile, This waste of Love. Soft! Soft! A sweeter kiss Than Antony's is this! O regal Shade, Luxurious as sleep Upon thy bosom deep My heart is laid.
- by John Banister Tabb (1845 - 1909) [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 Charles Tomlinson Griffes (1884 - 1920), "Cleopatra to the Asp", A. Add. 5 (1912?). [high voice or medium voice and piano] [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Barbara Miller
This text was added to the website: 2005-09-01
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Word count: 51