Saturday, April 9, 2016

Sense and Sensibility - "The Dreame"


Or scorn or pity on me take,
I must the true redemption make,
I am undone tonight.
Love, in a subtle dream disguised,
Hath both my heart and me surprised,
Whom never yet be durst attempt awake;
Nor will he tell me for whose sake
He did me the delight or spite,
But leaves me to inquire
In all my wild desire
Of sleep again, who was his aid,
And sleep so guilty and afraid
And since he dares not come within my sight.

Music composed by Patrick Doyle
Sung by Jane Eaglen
Text from the poem 'The Dream' written by Benjamin 'Ben' Jonson
(c. 11 June 1572 – 6 August 1637)

I have posted this beautiful piece of music and song as it is one of my favourites from the film "Sense and Sensibility". This is the song Marianne sings when Colonel Brandon has the pianoforte delivered to Barton Cottage and she must learn to play the music and words of the song before he returns. In the film Marianne (Kate Winslet) performs the song with the word 'relation' substituted for 'redemption'.
I have many search inquiries about this song on Feedjit, another reason for posting it here.

13 comments:

dianne said...

I hope you enjoy this beautiful song.
I have left another update of my son Matthew's condition in the comments of the previous post "A Ray of Hope".
Much love, Dianne
xoxoxo ♡

martinealison said...

Bonsoir chère Dianne,

Une très belle mélodie accompagne les paroles de cette chanson. Merci pour ce très joli partage.
Il est tellement toujours agréable de venir visiter votre univers.

Je vous embrasse,
Gros bisous ❀

Yannis Politopoulos said...

Dear Dianne,

My thoughts and my feelings are with you.
I know that everything will be all right. Because there is a harmony that keeps your soul closer to the rainbow of happiness.

Yannis Politopoulos

dianne said...

Bonne chère matin Martinealison ,

Je vous remercie de vos mots doux et de visiter mon petit coin du monde. J'aime visiter votre blog, il est toujours aussi coloré avec de belles peintures et des images.

Gros bisous
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Dear Yannis,

Thank you for your words of kindness and of encouragement. I am hoping that everything will be alright.
The harmony of my soul is faltering at present, yet though I am sad I still search for the beauty in my surroundings.

Big hugs
xoxoxo ♡

Hoover Boo said...

That is a lovely, lovely film. We watched it just the other night. Another I really enjoy is the 1995 "Persuasion" with Ciarán Hinds and Amanda Root.

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

A wonderful poem !! Dianne wish the evolution of Matthew is satisfactory!
A hug!

dianne said...

Thank you dear Hoover for your kind words. Yes a lovely film, my other favourite is Pride and Prejudice, both the BBC series and also the version starring Keira Knightley and Mathew Macfadyen.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thanks dear Leovi , for your kind words.
Matthew's recovery is a very slow process, he has experienced some setbacks, each day brings new challenges.

I think this poem written Ben Jonson is both beautiful and intriguing.

Besos
xoxoxo ♡

LE CHEMIN DES GRANDS JARDINS said...

Superbe voix qui nous emmène loin dans l'émotion. Nos choix nous révèlent aussi et le tien me conforte dans l'idée que j'ai de toi, tu es une belle âme.
Belle soirée en toute amitié.

Roger

dianne said...

Merci cher Roger pour vos aimables paroles, oui, la musique et la voix de Enya est rempli d'émotion et oui, j'espère avoir une belle âme.

Bisous dans l'amitié
xoxoxo ♡

JUAN FUENTES said...

A veces en los teatros,los buenos actores nos hacen entrar en los personajes que estan representando
Abrazo

dianne said...

Sí querido Juan , que lo hacen. Los personajes tienen una vida tan interesantes, vidas que nos gustaría experimentar.
Abrazos

xoxoxo ♡