by Nicholas Brady (1659 - 1726)

The airy violin
Language: English 
The airy Violin
And lofty Viol quit the Field;
In vain they tune their speaking Strings
To court the cruel Fair, or praise Victorious Kings.
Whilst all thy consecrated Lays
Are to more noble Uses bent;
And every grateful Note to Heav'n repays
The Melody it lent.

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Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:22
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