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This important release brings together all forty-five of the songs composed by Frank Bridge, performed by a fine group of singers under the impeccable direction of Roger Vignoles, and represents a further revelation of the wealth of ‘English Renai ...» More
If I could choose my paradise, And please myself with choice of bliss, Then I would have your soft blue eyes And rosy little mouth to kiss; Your lips, as smooth and tender, child, As rose leaves in a coppice wild.
If fate bade choose some sweet unrest, To weave my troubled life a snare, Then I would say ‘her maiden breast, And golden ripple of her hair’; And weep amid those tresses, child, Contented to be thus beguiled.
Thomas Ashe (1836-1889)
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