Ah Love! could [thou]1 and I with [Fate]2 conspire To grasp the sorry Scheme of Things entire, Would [not we]3 shatter it to bits -- and then Remould it nearer to the Heart's Desire!
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1 Houseley, Lehmann: "you"
2 third and fourth editions, Houseley: "Him"
3 Houseley, Lehmann: "we not"
- by Edward Fitzgerald (1809 - 1883), no title, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, First Edition, no. 73, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Second Edition, no. 108, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Third Edition, no. 99, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Fourth Edition, no. 99, first published 1859 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
- a text in Persian (Farsi) by Hakim Omar Khayyám (c1048 - c1122) [text unavailable]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Granville Ransome Bantock, Sir (1868 - 1946), "Ah Love! could thou and I with Fate conspire", published  [ soli, chorus, and orchestra ], from Omar Khayyám, Part III, no. 18, Leipzig, Breitkopf & Härtel [sung text not yet checked]
- by Harrison Kerr (1897 - 1978), "Ah Love!", 1919, published 1975 [ baritone and piano ], from Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, no. 1, NY : Conatus [sung text not yet checked]
- by P(atrick) Peter Sacco (b. 1928), "Ah Love! could thou and I with Fate conspire", published 1975 [ baritone and piano ], from Collected Songs, Volume 3, Los Angeles : Ostara ; uses the first edition version [sung text not yet checked]
This text (or a part of it) is used in a work
- by Liza Lehmann (1862 - 1918), "Ah, fill the Cup: -- What boots it to repeat", 1896 [ tenor ], from In a Persian Garden, no. 19, recitative
- by Henry Houseley (1852? - 1925), "Part 6", published 1917 [ soli, chorus, orchestra ], from cantata Omar Khayyám, no. 6, New York : H. W. Gray
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This text was added to the website: 2009-01-12
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Word count: 33