Roses blushing red and white, For delight; Honeysuckle wreaths above, For love: Dim sweet-scented heliotrope, For hope: Shining lilies tall and straight, For royal state; Dusky pansies, let them be For mernory; With violets of fragrant breath, For death.
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- by Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830 - 1894), no title, appears in Sing-song: a nursery rhyme book, first published 1872 [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 John (Nicholson) Ireland (1879 - 1962), "The Garland", 1918, published 1919 [medium voice, piano], from Mother and Child, no. 8. [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Ted Perry
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