How sweet the calm of this sequester'd shore (Stephen Storace)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2022-08-11).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 114 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
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General Information

Title: How sweet the calm of this sequester'd shore
Composer: Stephen Storace
Lyricist: Elizabeth Cartercreate page
Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: solo high
Genre: SecularAria

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: c.1782 (n/d) Eight canzonets

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Original text and translations

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How sweet the calm of this sequester'd shore,
Where ebbing waters musically roll,
And solitude, sweet solitude, and silent eve restore
The philosophic temple of the soul.

The sighing gale, whose murmurs lull to rest
The busy tumults of declining day,
To sympathetic quiet soothes the breast,
And ev'ry wild emotion dies away.