Since we loved, - (the earth that shook As we kissed, fresh beauty took) - Love hath been as poets paint, Life as heaven is to a saint; All my joys my hope excel, All my work hath prosper'd well, All my songs have happy been, O my love, my life, my queen.
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- by Robert Seymour Bridges (1844 - 1930), no title, appears in Poetical Works of Robert Bridges, Volume II, first published 1899 [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 Gerald Finzi (1901 - 1956), "Since we loved", op. 13b no. 7, published 1966 [high voice and piano], from Oh fair to see, no. 7. [text verified 1 time]
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