Ronilda! (Henry Rowley Bishop)

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  • (Posted 2023-09-24)  CPDL #75706:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-09-24).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 462 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Ronilda!
Composer: Henry Rowley Bishop
Lyricist: William Shenstone
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsongGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1864 Novello, Ewer & Co.

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Original text and translations

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O’er desert plains, and rushy meres,
And wither’d heaths I rove;
Where tree, nor spire, nor cot, appears,
I pass to meet my love.

But, though my path were damask’d o’er
With beauties e’er so ]ine,
My busy thoughts would fly before,
To fix alone-on thine.

No fir-crown’d hills could give delight,
No palace please mine eye;
No pyramid’s aerial height,
Where mould’ring monarchs lie.

Unmoved, should Eastern kings advance,
Could I the pageant see:
Splendour might catch one scornful glance,
Nor steal one thought from thee.