The tygers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction. If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise. If others had not been foolish, we should be so.
N. Rorem sets line 1
- 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 V", op. 74 no. 9, from Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, no. 9. [text verified 1 time]
This text (or a part of it) is used in a work
- by Ned Rorem (b. 1923), "The tigers of wrath", 2001-2 [medium voice, violin, cello, and piano], from Aftermath, no. 2, Boosey & Hawkes.
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Proverbe V", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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