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: SecularArt song

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1795
Description: Canzonet IV in Haydn's second set of Original Canzonettas, London. A setting of words from Twelfth Night.

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Original text and translations

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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.