by Herman Melville (1819 - 1891)

Beauty and youth, with manners sweet,...
Language: English 
Beauty and youth, with manners sweet, and friends -
Gold, yet a mind not unenriched had he
Whom here low violets veil from eyes.
But all these gifts transcended be:
His happier fortune in this mound you see.

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Authorship:

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive):

  • by David Leo Diamond (1915 - 2005), "Epitaph", subtitle: "On the Grave of a Young Cavalry Officer killed in the Valley of Virginia", 1946, published 1946. [medium voice and piano] [
     text verified 1 time
    ]

Researcher for this text: Barbara Miller

This text was added to the website: 2004-05-27
Line count: 5
Word count: 38