Now by day’s retiring lamp (Henry Rowley Bishop)
- Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-09-24). Score information: Letter, 20 pages, 944 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: Chorus
First published: 1864 Novello, Ewer & Co.
Original text and translations
Now by day’s retiring lamp,
Lo! the vapours, dense and damp,
Through the misty æther spreds
Every harm the traveler dreads.
Hark! hark! I hear the wanderer’s song,
As he winds the hills among;
Hark! hark! it is the cry of fear!
Wolves howl around him, storm is near.
When, from the deep and distant dell,
He hears the convent’s matin bell,
Bim, bome! bim, bome, bell!
And soon the morn’s inspiring rays,
His well-known cot, his home displays.
from Don John or the two Violettas
Act 1, scene 3
Frederick Reynolds (1764–1841)
based on Beaumont and Fletcher’s The Chances