Of Love

(1952)

"Of Love" is the fourth song of Ernst Bacon's song cycle Quiet Airs. The song sets the poetry of 17th century English writer Robert Herrick.

Of Love
by Robert Herrick


How Love came in, I do not know,
Whether by th’ eye, or eare, or no:
Or whether with the soule it came
(At first) infused with the same:
Whether in part ‘tis here or there,
Or, like the soule, whole every where:
This troubles me: but as I well
As any other, this can tell;
That when from hence she does depart,
The out-let then is from the heart.


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