O mistress mine (Paul Ambrose)
- Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-09-15). Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 480 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes:
First published: 1897 Arthur P. Schmidt
Original text and translations
O mistress mine, where are you roaming?
O stay and hear! your true-love’s coming
That can sing both high and low;
Trip no further, pretty sweeting,
Journeys end in lovers’ meeting—
Every wise man’s son doth know.
What is love? ’tis not hereafter;
Present mirth hath present laughter;
What’s to come is still unsure:
In delay there lies no plenty,—
Then come kiss me, Sweet-and-twenty,
Youth’s a stuff will not endure.
“Twelfth Night” Act 2, Scene 3