One without looks in tonight Through the curtain-chink From the sheet of glistening white; One without looks in tonight [As]1 we sit and think By the fender-brink. We do not discern those eyes Watching in the snow; Lit by lamps of rosy dyes We do not discern those eyes Wondering, aglow, Four-footed, tiptoe.
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- by Thomas Hardy (1840 - 1928), "The fallow deer at the lonely house", appears in Late Lyrics and Earlier with Many Other Verses, first published 1922 [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 Arthur Edward Drummond Bliss, Sir (1891 - 1975), "The fallow deer at the lonely house", 1924, published 1925. [voice and piano or string quartet] [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by John Woods Duke (1899 - 1984), "The fallow deer", 1966. [medium voice and piano] [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
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