by Emily Brontë (1818 - 1848)

I'm happiest when most away
Language: English 
I'm happiest when most away
I can bear my soul from its home of clay
On a windy night when the moon is bright
And the eye can wander thru worlds of light

When I am not and none beside
Nor earth nor sea nor cloudless sky
But only spirit wandering wide
Thru infinite immensity.

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Note: in the Fisk work, this is sung by Edgar

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