Ianthe (Joseph William Holder)

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General Information

Title: Ianthe
Composer: Joseph William Holder
Lyricist: Anonymous
Number of voices: 3vv   Voicings: SSB or TTB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: c.1805 (n/d)
Description: From Holder's somewhat grandiloquently titled Op. 14

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Original text and translations

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While the deep shades of night prevail,
Yon moon in pallid lustre see;
As constant as she gilds the vale,
Raymond, Ianthe thinks of thee.

Yes, thou art treasur'd in a heart
Where love and constancy agree;
And tho' mistrust may bid us part
Ianthe, mourning, thinks of thee.

To some more rich, more happy maid
Go breathe the sighs once breath'd to me;
Till low in earth her head be laid,
Ianthe still shall think of thee.

Ah, may thy bosom never share
One grief of all that tortures me;
In patient, solitary care
Ianthe, mourning, thinks of thee.