Two Americans to mother England (Giovanni Pede)
- Editor: Giovanni Pede (submitted 2017-03-26). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 70 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
First published: 2016
Original text and translations
England! My England! Can the surging sea
That lies between us tear my heart from thee?
Can distant birth and distant dwelling drain
Th’ ancestral blood that warms the loyal vein?
Isle of my Fathers! hear the filial song
Of him whose sources but to thee belong!
World-conquering Mother! by thy mighty hand
Was carv’d from savage wilds my native land:
England! Old England! in my love for thee
No dream is mine, but blessed memory.