Crownèd with flowers I saw fair Amaryllis By 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.
- by Anonymous / Unidentified Author [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 William Byrd (1542?3? - 1623), "Crownèd with flowers I saw fair Amaryllis", published 1611, from the collection Psalms, Songs, and Sonnets [text verified 1 time]
- by Roger Quilter (1877 - 1953), "Amaryllis at the fountain", op. 15 (Three Songs) no. 2 (1914), published 1914 [voice and piano], London, Boosey [text verified 1 time]
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This text was added to the website: 2012-12-06
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