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Gentle Zephyr

by Sir William Sterndale Bennett

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Gentle Zephyr
English source: Sir William Sterndale Bennett

Gentle Zephyr, as you fly,
If you kiss my fair one’s ear,
Whisper soft that you’re a sigh,
But from whose heart she must not hear.

Limpid rill, if e’er my love
Near thy gurgling runnel rove,
Murmur that from tears you rise,
But tell her not from whose sad eyes!

Composer

Sir William Sterndale Bennett

Sir William Sterndale Bennett (13 April 1816 – 1 February 1875) was an English composer, pianist, conductor and music educator. At the age of ten Bennett was admitted to the London Royal Academy of Music (RAM), where he remained for ten years. By…

Poet

Sir William Sterndale Bennett

Sir William Sterndale Bennett was an English composer, pianist, conductor and music educator. 

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