Love's question and reply (John B. Grant)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2020-03-27). Score information: A4, 6 pages, 101 kB Copyright: CPDL
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Original text and translations
I send a letter to my dear
Each morning by the lark,
And ev'ry night the nightingale
Brings answer ere the dark.
The question needs no other words,
And this is the reply:
I'll love thee, dearest, while I live,
And bless thee if I die.
I send a message by the rose,
It says, Thou breathing grace,
Thy modest virtue, like this flower,
Spreads fragrance round thy place.
The lily brings the answer meet,
O thou whom I adore,
My heart is spotless as these leaves,
And loves thee evermore.