She never told her love (Joseph Haydn)
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Title: She never told her love
Composer: Joseph Haydn
Lyricist: William Shakespeare
Number of voices: 1v Voicing: Solo high
Genre: Secular, Art song
First published: 1795
Description: Canzonet IV in Haydn's second set of Original Canzonettas, London. A setting of words from Twelfth Night.
Original text and translations
She never told her love,
But let concealment, like a worm in the bud,
Feed on her damask cheek.
She sat, like Patience on a monument,
Smiling at grief.