For voice and violin, J. opC 9d
Composition date: Sep 1926
Genre: Solo vocal
Text: Matthew Arnold (1822-1888)

From The river. Britten has set only verses 1, 2 and 4 of Arnold's poem and there are some inaccuracies.

Verse 1, line 1

Britten's text: 'Slow glides the stream, slow droops the boat'

Arnold's text:'Still glides the stream, slow drops the boat'

Verse 3 [Britten]/4 [Arnold], line 2

Britten: Which now is mine

Arnold: Which now is mine, must re-attain