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by Herman Melville (1819 - 1891)
Beauty and youth, with manners sweet,...
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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- by Herman Melville (1819 - 1891), "On the Grave of a Young Cavalry Officer Killed in the Valley of Virginia", appears in Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War, first published 1866 [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 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 ] [sung text checked 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Barbara Miller
This text was added to the website: 2004-05-27
Line count: 5
Word count: 38