Nymphs of the forest (William Horsley)
- CPDL #62257: (Posted 2021-01-04)
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2021-01-04). Score information: A4, 3 pages, 158 kB Copyright: Personal
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First published: 1815
Description: Horsley's misattribution of his text to Michael Drayton has been corrected.
Original text and translations
Nymphs of the forest, nymphs who on this mountain
Are wont to dance, shewing your beauty's treasure,
To goat-feet sylvans and the wond'ring sun,
When, as you gather flow'rs about this fountain,
Bid her farewell, who placed here her pleasure,
And sing her praises to the stars and moon.