The hours of folly are measur'd by the clock; But of wisdom, no clock can measure. The busy bee has no time for sorrow. Eternity is in love with the productions of time.
- by William Blake (1757 - 1827) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by (Edward) Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976), "Proverb VI", op. 74 no. 11, from Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, no. 11. [text verified 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Proverbe VI", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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