When first sweet love (Henry Harington)
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2009-04-20). Score information: A4, 4 pages Copyright: Personal
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Title: When first sweet love
Composer: Henry Harington
First published: 1800
Description: Songs, duets and other compositions by Doctor Harington of Bath never before published. Studio fallente laborem. London. Printed for the author & sold by the engraver E. Riley No. 8 Strand J. Preston No. 97 Strand Lintern's Bath &c. 1800
Original text and translations
When first sweet love my heart possessed
I then with Anna’s smiles was blessed.
Each morn did wake to new delight
and cares were hushed in sleep each night.
But now the pleasing dream is o’er
and cruel Anna smiles no more.
Now farewell to love’s delight,
farewell gone each happy day and night,
farewell to love’s delight.