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by Thomas Hardy (1840 - 1928)
Show me again the time
Show me again the time When in the Junetide's prime We flew by meads and mountains northerly! - Yea, to such freshness, fairness, fulness, fineness, freeness, Love lures life on. Show me again the day When from the sandy bay We looked together upon the pestered sea! - Yea, to such surging, swaying, sighing, swelling, shrinking, Love lures life on. Show me again the hour When by the pinnacled tower We eyed each other and feared futurity! - Yea, to such bodings, broodings, beatings, blanchings, blessings, Love lures life on. Show me again just this: The moment of that kiss Away from the prancing folk, by the strawberry-tree! - Yea, to such rashness, ratheness, rareness, ripeness, richness, Love lures life on.
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- by Thomas Hardy (1840 - 1928), "Lines to a movement in Mozart's E-Flat Symphony", appears in Moments of Vision and Miscellaneous Verses, first published 1917 [author's text checked 1 time 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 Bernard James Naylor (1907 - 1986), "Love lures life on", published 1930 [ SSAA chorus and piano ], from Two Lyrics [sung text not yet checked]
- by Marjo Tal (1915 - 2006), "Lines", copyright © 1980 [ voice and piano ], from Tendre et dangereux, no. 2 [sung text not yet checked]
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
This text was added to the website: 2008-01-18
Line count: 20
Word count: 121