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Marian

Language: English

And wiser when she wishes;
She can knit with cunning wit,
And dress the homely dishes.
She can flourish staff or pen,
And deal a wound that lingers,
She can talk the talk of men,
And touch with thrilling fingers.
Match her ye across the sea,
Natures fond and fiery;
Ye who zest the turtle's nest
With the eagle's eyrie.
Soft and loving is her soul,
Swift and lofty soaring;
Mixing with its dove-like dole
Passionate adoring.
Such a she who'll match with me ?
In flying or persuing,
Subtle wiles are in her smiles
To set a world a wooing.
She is steadfast as a star
And yet the maddest maiden:
She can wage a gallant war,
And give the peace of Eden.


Submitted by John Fowler

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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)


Text added to the website: 2008-06-09.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:44
Line count: 23
Word count: 124

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