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The Rose of Persia


ACT II

SCENE — Open audience hall in the Sultan's palace. Heart's Desire discovered.

No. 15: Duet (Heart's Desire & Yussuf)

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Desire.
  Oh, what is love?
    A song from heart to heart;
      When each doth compliment
    Its counterpart.
  Oh, where is love?
    'Tis ever near at hand;
      Where Earth and Heaven, Earth and Heaven meet
    In fairyland.
     
  Oh, why is love?
    It maketh us to see
      That Heaven may be reached
    By you or me,
By bond or free!
    [Yussuf enters
    The Song of self
      Is but a melody;
              Ah!

Yussuf.
  Ah! Love lends of sympathy
    A counter-theme;

Both.
  And life becomes a dream
Life becomes a dream
And life becomes a dream
    Of Heaven's harmony.
  The Song of self
Is but a melody;
And life becomes a dream
    Of Heaven's harmony,
Of Harmony.

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