Love's philosophy (Roger Quilter)
- Contributor: University of Rochester (submitted 2008-07-30). Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 417 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Edition in F Major. Edition is scanned.
First published: 1905
Description: The Art song is Number 1 in the Opus 3 published in 1905 by Boosey.
Original text and translations
The fountains mingle with the River
And the Rivers with the Ocean,
The winds of Heaven mix for ever
With a sweet emotion;
Nothing in the world is single;
All things by a law divine
In one another’s being mingle.
Why not I with thine?
See the mountains kiss high Heaven
And the waves clasp one another;
No sister-flower would be forgiven
If it disdained its brother;
And the sunlight clasps the earth
And the moonbeams kiss the sea:
What are all these kissings worth
If thou kiss not me?