Ask not one least word of praise ! Words declare your eyes are bright ? What then meant that summer day's Silence spent in one long gaze ? Was my silence wrong or right ?
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- by Robert Browning (1812 - 1889), "A pillar at Sebzevah", appears in Ferishtah's Fancies, no. 11, first published 1884 [author's text checked 1 time 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 Granville Ransome Bantock, Sir (1868 - 1946), "A pillar at Sebzevah", 1903, published 1905 [tenor and orchestra], from Lyrics from "Ferishtah's Fancies", no. 11. [text not verified]
- by Helen Archibald Clarke (fl. 1900), "Song: Ask not one least word of praise", published 1891. [medium voice and piano] [text not verified]
- by Gisella Augusta Zuckerman (1887 - 1981), "A query", published 1921 [high voice and piano], from Two Poems by Robert Browning [text not verified]
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