Smooth it slides upon its travel, Here a wimple, there a gleam - O the clean gravel! O the smooth stream! Sailing blossoms, silver fishes, Paven pools as clear as air - How a child wishes To live down there!
- by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894), "Looking-Glass River", appears in A Child's Garden of Verses, first published 1885 [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 Ernst Bacon (1898 - 1990), "Looking‑Glass River", 1918. [voice and piano] [text not verified]
- by John Alden Carpenter (1876 - 1951), "Looking-Glass River", 1909, published 1912 [voice and piano], from Eight Songs, no. 3. [text verified 1 time]
- by Ivor (Bertie) Gurney (1890 - 1937), "Looking-Glass River", 1909. [voice and piano] [text not verified]
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
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