by Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830 - 1894)

Hurt no living thing
Language: English 
Hurt no living thing:
  Ladybird, nor butterfly,
Nor moth with dusty wing,
  Nor cricket chirping cheerily,
Nor grasshopper so light of leap,
  Nor dancing gnat, nor beetle fat,
Nor harmless worms that creep.

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

  • by Sidney Homer (1864 - 1953), "Hurt no living thing", op. 19 (Seventeen Lyrics from "Sing-song"), Heft 2 no. 6, published 1908. [high voice, piano] [
     text not verified 
    ]

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This text was added to the website: 2006-01-19
Line count: 7
Word count: 33