Twenty years hence my eyes may grow, If not quite dim, yet rather so; Yet yours from others they shall know, Twenty years hence. Twenty years hence, though it may hap That I be call'd to take a nap In a cool cell where thunder-clap Was never heard, There breathe but o'er my arch of grass A not too sadly sigh'd 'Alas!' And I shall catch, ere you can pass, That wingèd word.
- by Walter Savage Landor (1775 - 1864), "Twenty years hence" [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 (Gerald) Graham Peel (1878 - 1937), "Twenty years hence", published 1911 [voice and piano], London, Chappell & Co. [text not verified]
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