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The return of Spring

Language: English

Now Time throws off his cloak again
Of ermined frost, and wind, and rain,
And clothes him in the embroidery
Of glittering sun and clear blue sky.

With beast and bird the forest rings,
Each in his jargon cries or sings;
And Time throws off his cloak again.
Of ermined frost, and wind, and rain.

River, and fount, and tinkling brook
Wear in their dainty livery
Drops of silver jewelry;
In new-made suit they merry look;

And Time throws off his cloak again
Of ermined frost, and wind, and rain.



Authorship

Based on

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Set in French, original text by Charles, Duc d'Orléans (1394 - 1465) , "Rondel LXIII" DUT ENG GER Set in Dutch, a translation by Emmanuel Hiel (1834 - 1899) , title unknown ENG GER Set in German, a translation by Emmanuel Hiel (1834 - 1899) , title unknown DUT ENG

Text added to the website: 2008-06-22.

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