Fervid on the glitt'ring flood (Stephen Storace)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2022-08-11).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 177 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
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General Information

Title: Fervid on the glitt'ring flood
Composer: Stephen Storace
Lyricist: John Cunningham
Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: solo high
Genre: SecularAria

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1782 (n/d) Eight canzonets
Description: Accompaniment for piano or harp prescribed by the composer.

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Original text and translations

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ervid on the glitt'ring flood,
Now the noon-tide radiance glows;
Drooping o'er its infant bud,
Not a dew-drop's left the rose.

By the brook the shepherd dines,
From the fierce meridian heat
Shelter'd by the branching pines,
Pendant o'er his grassy seat.

Now the flocks forsake the glade,
Where uncheck'd the sun-beams fall;
Sure to find a pleasing shade
By the ivy'd abbey wall.