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by Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837 - 1909)
But now life's face beholden Seemed bright as heaven's bare brow With hope of gifts withholden But now. From time's full-flowering bough Each bud spake bloom to embolden Love's heart, and seal his vow. Joy's eyes grew deep with olden Dreams, born he wist not how; Thought's meanest garb was golden; But now!
- by Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837 - 1909), "Change", appears in A Century of Roundels, first published 1883 [author's text checked 1 time 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 John Reginald Lang-Hyde (1899 - 1990), "Change", 1950. [voice and piano] [text not verified]
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
This text was added to the website: 2009-01-27
Line count: 11
Word count: 53