by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Crownèd with flowers I saw fair...
Language: English 
Crownèd with flowers I saw fair Amaryllis
  [By]1 Thyrsis sit, hard by a fount of crystal,
And with her hand, more white than snow or lilies,
  On sand she wrote, "My faith shall be immortal":
But suddenly a storm of wind and weather
Blew all her faith and sand away together.

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Lyrics from the Song-Books of the Elizabethan Age, ed. by A. H. Bullen, London, John C. Nimmo, 1887, page 19.

1 Quilter: "With"

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This text was added to the website: 2012-12-06
Line count: 6
Word count: 51