As lily grows up easily, In modest, gentle, dignity To sweet perfection, So grew she, As easily! Or as the rose, That takes no care, Will open out, on sunny air Bloom after bloom, Fair after fair; Just so did she As carelessly! She is our torment without end! She is our enemy, our friend! Our joy, our woe! And she will send Madness or glee, To you or me, And endlessly.
- by James Stephens (1882 - 1950), "Peggy Mitchell", appears in Reincarnations, first published 1918 [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 Woods Duke (1899 - 1984), "Peggy Mitchell", 1948, published 1965 [voice and piano], G. Schirmer [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by Walter Byron Mourant (1910 - 1995), "Peggy Mitchell" [medium voice and piano] [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
- by Dorothy Parke , "Peggy Mitchell", 1951 [voice and piano], from A Honeycombe [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
- by Joan Trimble (1915 - 2005), "Peggy Mitchell", 1949 [baritone and 2 pianos], from The County Mayo, no. 2. [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
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