Hand in hand with fairy grace (Benjamin Cooke)
- (Posted 2019-08-27) CPDL #55185:
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2019-08-27). Score information: A4, 14 pages, 138 kB Copyright: Personal
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- (Posted 2007-09-20) CPDL #15066: PDF file available.
- Editor: Andrew Pink (submitted 2007-09-20). Score information: A4, 16 pages, 375 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes:
First published: 1795
Original text and translations
Titania: Hand in hand, with fairy grace,
Will we sing, and bless this place.
Oberon: Now, until the break of day,
Through this house each fairy stray.
To the best bride-bed will we,
Which by us shall blessed be;
And the issue there create
Ever shall be fortunate,
So shall all the couples three
Ever true in loving be;
And the blots of Nature’s hand
Shall not in their issue stand:
Never mole, hare-lip, nor scar,
Nor mark prodigious, such as are
Despised in nativity,
Shall upon their children be.
With this field-dew consecrate,
Every fairy take his gait,
And each several chamber bless,
Through this palace, with sweet peace;
Ever shall in safety rest,
And the owner of it blest.
Make no stay;
Meet me all by break of day.