Honour to you who sit Near to the well of wit, And drink your fill of it! Glory and worship be To you, sweet Maids, thrice three, Who still inspire me; And teach me how to sing Unto the lyric string, My measures ravishing! Then, while I sing your praise, My priest-hood crown with bays Green to the end of days!
- by Robert Herrick (1591 - 1674), "An Hymn to the Muses" [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 Fritz Bennicke Hart (1874 - 1949), "An Hymn to the Muses", op. 166 (Five Songs for Voice and Pianoforte) no. 5 (1948) [ voice and piano ] [sung text not yet checked]
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This text was added to the website: 2022-01-22
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