Oh! happy state (Thomas Billington)
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2022-11-05). Score information: A4, 2 pages, 158 kB Copyright: CC BY SA
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First published: c.1780 (n/d)
Original text and translations
Oh! happy state, when souls each other draw,
When love is liberty, and nature, law:
All then is full, possessing, and possess'd,
No craving void left aching in the breast:
Ev'n thought meets thought, ere from the lips it part,
And each warm wish springs mutual from the heart.
This sure is bliss (if bliss on earth there be),
And once the lot of Abelard and me.