Give me the depth of love that springs From friendship in misfortune grown, As ivy to the ruin clings, When every other hope has flown. Give me that fond confiding love -- That naught but death itself can blight; A flame that slander cannot move, But burns in darkness doubly bright.
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Confirmed with The Lady's Token: Gift of Friendship, ed. by Cotesworth Pinckney, Nashua N.H., J. Buffum, 1848, page 10.
- by Anonymous / Unidentified Author, no title [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 (Nicholson) Ireland (1879 - 1962), "Friendship in misfortune", 1926, published 1928 [voice and piano], from Three Songs, no. 2, Augener & Co. Ltd. [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Mike Pearson
This text was added to the website: 2015-03-31
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