All appeared new and strange at first, inexpressibly rare and delightful and beautiful. The streets were mine, the Temple was mine, the People were mine, and so were the sun and moon and Stars, and all the world was mine. All things Were spotless and pure and glorious, Yea and Infinitely mine and joyful and precious. But little did the Infant dream that all the treasures of the world were by. And that himself was so the cream and crown of all, which round about did lie.
- by Thomas Traherne (1637? - 1674) [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 Elizabeth Maconchy (1907 - 1994), "Sun, moon and stars", 1978 [soprano and piano], from Sun, Moon and Stars, no. 1. [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
This text was added to the website: 2010-01-25
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Word count: 87