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One from Macfarren's collection of settings of "Shakspere songs".

Lyrics: William Shakespeare

O mistress mine, where are you roaming?
O stay and hear, your true-love's coming
That can sing both high and low;
Trip no further, pretty sweeting,
Journeys end in lovers' meeting,
Every wise man's son doth know.

What is love? 'tis not hereafter;
Present mirth hath present laughter;
What's to come is still unsure:
In delay there lies no plenty,
Then come kiss me, Sweet-and-twenty,
Youth's a stuff will not endure.

George Alexander Macfarren
(1813 - 1887)

Macfarren : O mistress mine : illustration


O mistress mine

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