This Book of Hours Love wrought With burnished letters gold, Each page with art and thought And colours manifold. His calendar he taught To youths and virgins cold -- This Book of Hours Love wrought With [letters burnished gold]1. [Love's]2 priceless book is bought With sighs and tears untold Of votaries who sought His countenance of old -- This Book of Hours Love wrought With [letters burnished gold]1.
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1 Griffes: "With burnished letters gold"
2 Griffes: "This"
- by Walter Crane (1845 - 1915), "Rondel", appears in Renascence: a book of verse, first published 1891 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- by Charles Tomlinson Griffes (1884 - 1920), "This book of hours", op. 4 no. 1 (<<1914), published 1915 [soprano and piano], from Two Rondels for a Soprano Voice, no. 1. [text verified 1 time]
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This text was added to the website: 2009-08-23
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Word count: 66