Papa above! Regard a Mouse O'erpowered by the Cat; Reserve within thy Kingdom A "mansion" for the Rat! Snug in seraphic cupboards To nibble all the day, While unsuspecting cycles Wheel pompously away.
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- by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886), no title [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 Arthur Farwell (1872 - 1952), "Papa above", op. 108 (Ten Emily Dickinson Songs) no. 9 [sung text not yet checked]
- by Juliana Hall (b. 1958), "Papa above", 1985 [ soprano and piano ], from In Reverence - 5 songs for Soprano and Piano, no. 4 [sung text not yet checked]
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- GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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