Dear Sir, / I am in a Madhouse and quite...
I [am in a Madhouse and]1 quite forget your Name
or who you are You must excuse me [for]1 I have nothing
to commu(n)icate [or tell of]1 and why I am shut up
[I dont know]1 I have nothing [to say so]1 I conclude.
John Clare (To James Hipkins, 1860)
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Note: This is Clare's last extant letter. It is addressed to James Hipkins, 1860.
1 omitted by D. E. Thomas in the second setting.
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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by David Evan Thomas (b. 1958), "In a Madhouse", subtitle: "To James Hipkins (I)", 1990 [baritone, piano], from Heard in a Violent Ward, no. 1. [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by David Evan Thomas (b. 1958), "Conclusion", 1990 [baritone, piano], from Heard in a Violent Ward, no. 7. [ sung text checked 1 time]
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